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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—JULY 12, 1990 104 STAT. 5161 HIS ALL HOLINESS PATRIARCH DIMITRIOS— July 10.1990 CAPITOL ROTUNDA CEREMONY [H. Con. Res. 344] Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the rotunda of the Capitol is authorized to be used on July 10, 1990, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to allow Members of Congress to greet and receive His All Holiness Patriarch Dimitrios, the 269th Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Physical preparations for the conduct of the ceremony shall be carried out in accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed by the Architect of the Capitol. Agreed to July 10, 1990. FOSTERjGRANDPARENT PROGRAM— July 12.1990 TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY [S. con. Res. i36] Whereas 1990 marks the 25th anniversary of the Foster Grandparent Program; Whereas the Foster Grandparent Progrcun is one of the most successful volunteer programs ever launched in the United States; Whereas the program has provided immeasurable opportunities for thousands of low-income older persons to volunteer their time for the benefit of children who have special needs; Whereas thousands of children with special needs, including those who are mentally or physically disabled, emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, or who suffer from abuse and neglect or drug or alcohol dependencies, have benefited from the time and attention of older persons who choose to serve as foster grandparents; Whereas in fiscal year 1990, 27,000 older persons will volunteer their time for the benefit of these children; Whereas foster grandparents provide person-to'person assistance every day to more than 70,000 children with special needs; Whereas foster grandparents serve four hours a day, five days a week in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands; Whereas volunteer services of foster grandparents are provided every day to children in hundreds of volunteer stations, including schools, hospitals, juvenile detention centers. Head Start programs, shelters for neglected children, and drug rehabilitation centers; and Whereas Federal funds to support the Foster Grandparent Program are significantly augmented through contributions of State and local governments and the private sector: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring). That— (1) the Congress recognizes the enormous contributions made by older person who have volunteered as foster grandparents to benefit children who are faced with special challenges; (2) the Congress commends the thousands of volunteers who have served and continue to serve the children in our society with special needs; (3) on the 25th anniversary of the Foster Grandparent Pro-