If you are trying to identify a local charity to present at a meeting, or just looking for contact information, click on the button above to access a listing of local not-for-profit organizations.

 

This is not yet a comprehensive list, so if you don't see something you are looking for, please contact us!  

 
Local Charitable Organizations Highlight
Winter 2020

To Our House

To Our House (TOH) is a program of New River Community Acton (NRCA). TOH is a homeless program that provides 14 beds to single, homeless men and women from November through March. We are currently in our 10th season. TOH partners with faith-based and community organizations to provide shelter, food, and compassionate support. Guests meet at an intake site and are transported to and from a host facility where volunteers serve dinner and offer fellowship. TOH staff are on-site to provide case management. For more information go to http://newrivercommunityaction.org/to-our-house/

Women's Resource Center of the NRV

The Women’s Resource Center continues to provide free, confidential, and safety-centered services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the New River Valley. We serve 3,000-4,000 people per year through our various programs and services. It is essential to our organization that services remain free and available 24/7 here in the NRV. More information about donating can be found at www.wrcnrv.org/donate. Our annual fundraiser is fast approaching – a luncheon on April 21 in Radford and again on May 7 in Blacksburg!  If you are interested in being an event sponsor, a table captain, or a contributing guest, please contact Laura Beth Weaver at director@wrcnrv.org.

Habitat for Humanity of the NRV

The NRV Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.  We sell homes at affordable rates to households with steady incomes, and who pay their bills on time.  We provide homebuyer education courses and financial literacy courses to prepare these families for the transformation into homeowner.

We create permanent and lasting change.  The numbers are smaller, but the change is transformative.  One of our recent homebuyers is a perfect example. Mike served his country in Iraq but struggled when he returned home.  He initially did not want to partner with Habitat for Humanity, to help his family purchase a safe and decent home because he did not “accept hand-outs”.  When we explained that this was a hand up, not a handout, Mike got on-board.  He would work the midnight shift at his job, and then go and help build his home each day.  He told us his life had been transformed by the amount of the love the community had for him and for his family.  Mike and his wife are now emergency foster care parents for young children in the most desperate of situations.  Mike said this was his way of paying it forward.  Now, he can be the change.

If you are interested in donating, becoming a volunteer, or serving on our Board of Directors, please visit www.habitatnrv.org for more information, or call 540-381.1144.

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