COVID-19 Community Resources

 

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NRV Nonprofit Needs List

 

United Way NRV: Supplies Needed

Currently collecting the following items for distribution to partner agencies:

  • Non-Perishable Food

  • Water

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Disinfectant Wipes

  • Disinfectant Cleaners

  •  Hand Soap

  • Disposable Tissues

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Disposable Gloves

  • Face Masks

  • Trash Bags

 

COVID-19 Impact Fund

Funds will be distributed to qualifying NRV 501(c)3 organizations who submit a streamlined grant application. Our intent is to facilitate community efforts for service providers by allowing them to access funds from one collaborative source during this crisis. Monetary donations are needed now more than ever! Please click the button below to donate!

 

 

Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry: Food and Monetary Donations Needed

Accepting food donations for distribution and monetary contributions to augment food supply. You can donate online, make sure to designate for Interfaith Food Pantry.

http://newrivercommunityaction.org/IFP/donate

  • Food distribution has changed to minimize contact, volunteers will distribute to you when you arrive after gathering your information.

 

 

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread: Food and Supplies Needed

501 Second Street, Lower Level

Radford

(540) 639-0891

In need of ground beef and chicken- legs or thighs.

Canned items needed:

  • Canned green beans

  • Canned fruit: peaches, pears or mixed fruit

  • Diced tomatoes

  • Canned potatoes: sliced or whole

  • Pasta sauce

  • Small bottles of water to serve with take-out meals


Other supplies:

  • Antibacterial hand-soap

  • Antibacterial cleaners

  • Small coolers (I'm gathering the number needed) to place Meals on Wheels food outside the door of our homebound neighbors).

Anything you can assist with would be appreciated. Picking up items from the United Way NRV (111 West Main Street, Christiansburg) office if you deliver there.

 

 

Feeding America Southwest Virginia: Volunteers Needed

Still providing food for hungry children and families. Volunteers needed to kit USDA food boxes for distribution.

 

  • We need volunteers next week(March 23-26) Monday through Thursday from 10a-1p.  Volunteers must be 16 years old or older and wear closed-toe shoes.  

Actively putting strategies in place to make  volunteer workspaces even safer to visit. If you are healthy and willing to share your time and energy, it is greatly appreciated. Go online to www.faswa.volunteerhub.com to register or, contact, Lanell Otey at 540-342-3011 ext. 7016 or lotey@feedingswva.org

Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley

In need of toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and food for our emergency shelter residents. These items can be dropped off at 1217 Grove location. Staff will collect donated items from the porch on a daily basis. If you are in need of a tax receipt, please call 540-639-9592 to arrange for us to mail one to you. Effective immediately, they will not be able to pick up donations or accept any other than those listed above. 

 

YMCA at VirginiaTech

Volunteers for YTOSS Needed

This year’s Y-toss Program has been moved up to accommodate the students who have chosen to cancel their housing contracts and move out early.

We have fast-tracked Y-toss so that we can help the campus reduce waste and capture gently used items from going to the landfill.

Volunteers needed! This year, we will be collecting for a 30 day period and we will keep our volunteers mobile, meaning that volunteers will not be assigned to a particular pod. Instead, volunteers will walk from pod to pod and check in on them during their shifts. This will allow us to limit human contact between volunteers and donors as well as allow for volunteers to be more active during their volunteer times. 

Sign up here: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449afa929aafa7-2020

NRCA Emergency Assistance Food Pantries

Donations List: Household Items, food, baby supplies, and cleaning supplies.

NRCA EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOOD PANTRIES: 

110 Roanoke St. Christiansburg, VA 24073 - 540.382.6186

120 Epperly Mill Rd, SW, Floyd, VA - 540.745.2102

516 Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg, VA 24134 - 540.921.2146

412 N. Jefferson Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301 - 540.980.5525

1608 W. Main St., Radford, VA 24141 - 540.320.7460

 

NRV Nonprofit's Alternating Service 

 

Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread

As of Monday, March 16th, take out meals will be provided in lieu of usual dining room services. Anyone in need of a free meal is asked to call the kitchen at 838-2210 to order meal/s and drive or walk-up to our entrance at 501 Second Street, Lower Level for pick up.

Meals on Wheels will be delivered using caution to prevent direct contact by leaving the meal at the door instead of entering the home.

Our on-site volunteer crew will be cut to a minimum to reduce person to person contact as well. We will make every effort to continue meal services in this manner. On behalf of the RFDB Board of Directors

 

 

Literacy Volunteers of the NRV

Face-to-face volunteer tutoring is on hold.

Office closed to the public with minimal staff on site.

Scrabble tournament for April 30th postponed to a later date.

 

 

PLENTY!

FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 16

Plenty! is implementing recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health and our partners in the food distribution community.

- Hours of distribution: Mondays 1-4 pm, Tuesdays 10 am-1 pm, and Thursdays 4-6:30 pm

- Volunteers, staff, and patrons will maintain social distancing (3-6 feet) at all times to prevent potential exposure to anyone with the virus.

- Patrons will not be admitted to the building to wait for service or to shop.

- Patrons will approach the building at a "pass-through" location clearly marked for distribution and will be given instructions at that point to receive their groceries. Food distribution will be a prepackaged selection of produce, meat, bread, canned goods, and eggs as available.

- Anyone - patrons or volunteers - who display signs of illness, especially fever or cough, should NOT come to the pantry. Instead, call the Plenty! office at 540-745-3898 and you will be given instructions on how to receive food.

 

For questions or information, call Plenty! at 540-745-3898 or email plenty@swva.net

 

NRV CARES

For the safety of our supporters and community, NRV CARES 20th Annual Gala has been canceled for 3/21/2020. They will still have an online auction so please visit nrvcares.givesmart.com to register to try and bid on some wonderful items this year!

 

 

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance (MCEAP)

Office is operating but closed to the public.

They are still preparing food boxes for those in need.

540-381-2066

110 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, VA

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley

Suspending all volunteer activities on the Church Street Job Site and at the ReStore. No new sign-ups may be made on VolutneerUp until Monday, April 6th. Any volunteer dates scheduled between now and then are canceled.
 
 

Closed to the public, please call or email to schedule an appointment. 

Also, the agency has additionally become aware of scams targeting older citizens during this pandemic. The Federal Trade Commission and the FDA have been actively investigating seven companies selling medicine, essential oils, and teas: Vital Silver, Aromatherapy Ltd., N-ergetics, GuruNanda LLC, Vivify Holistic Clinic, Herbal Amy LLC and the Jim Bakker Show. Please be advised that there is no prescription drug(s), vaccine or home remedy that can protect one from contracting the virus. Scammers are presently placing calls to sell these cures and relying on public fears to achieve sales. Should you receive such a call, please hang up and do not provide any medical, personal or credit card information.

 

New River Community Action

Closed to the public, please call (540) 382-6186 or to schedule an appointment. 

 

Radford Public Library 

The library is closed through March 29th. They are offering curbside pick up. Call at (540) 731-3621 or visit radforpl.org.

 

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance 

If you are quarantining or self-isolating in a dangerous home situation and you feel unsafe please reach out to the 24/7

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance hotline

- CALL 1 800 838 8238
- TEXT 804 793 9999
- ONLINE
https://vadata.org//chat/

You are not alone in this!

Little Free Libraries

One institution that may not close for a while is the network of Little Free Libraries and it may well prove to be a valuable tool for helping folks who are at home day-in and day-out to get through this little mess. Immerse yourself in a nice mystery or drama and the days fly by. Like to travel? Grab a book on South American or Africa and check out the natural wonders and unique societies. One word of caution: the coronavirus can survive on something like a book for up to 48 hours so, if anyone in your household is possibly exposed, do not leave a book. Just take one and read it. We will replace it in a day or two.

 

Women's Resource Center

  • Our 24/7/365 hotline remains available. (540-639-1123) Our chatline (wrcnrv.org/chat) hours have been extended to 8a-8p Monday – Friday. 
  • Our Emergency Shelter remains open for people fleeing domestic or sexual violence in the New River Valley. If you have questions or would like more information, please call our hotline.
  • We have suspended our in-person ER accompaniment services for victims of sexual and domestic violence until CNRVMC lifts their visitor restrictions and it is deemed safe to dispatch staff to the ER. However, our advocates stand at the ready to provide tele-advocacy and the most wonderful Forensic Nurses have the technology to connect patients to our advocates in this difficult time. (Big shout out to these ladies during this time!!)
  • Our legal advocates remain available during business hours, please call our hotline for connection and information.
  • Our public office (1217 Grove) is now closed to visitors and clients. Counselors are working to contact clients to reschedule or offer tele-counseling sessions in lieu of meeting in-person. For clients who need to touch base more frequently due to heightened anxiety or unsafe situations are encouraged to call the WRC’s hotline for support.
  • All in-person outreach and educational efforts are suspended for the time being. Our Prevention Team is working on some exciting web-based educational content.

 

Good Morning Radford

Radford has launched a program to help limit seniors' exposure to the coronavirus. Radford Sherrif's Deputy Robert Thacker and fellow deputies will pick up things like food or prescriptions that elderly residents or people with medical issues have ordered and delivered to them. “The ultimate goal of this is to keep people sheltered in place if you will. Our goal is to not have them out in the community where they’re susceptible to the virus," said Thacker. f you need help, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 540-731-5501, e-mail robert.thacker@radfordva.gov or reach out to the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook or Instagram.

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia is partnering with Feeding Southwest Virginia to proved snacks and dinners to kids. It is for all  kids under the age of 18 in Roanoke and Montgomery Counties.

Wednesday and Friday the week of the 23rd and the 30th, can pick up dinner from 4 pm to 6 pm at 1714 9th Street South East in Roanoke. The other pickup location is at the same time at the Shawsville Middle School. Times are subject to change, you can check the website for more information. Kids have to be present for pick-ups.

Giles County

Senior Check is designed to provide a means to communicate with our citizens who are most vulnerable to potential impacts from COVID-19, and we need your help. The group we intend to reach includes our elderly and disabled citizens.   Some have caretakers, however, many do not. Of those that do have caretakers, many of these caretakers may be unable to travel due to COVID -19 impacts. In order to submit names, you do not need to be a family member, neighbor, or act in any official caretaking capacity.  We understand that there are many seniors that do not have access to the internet and will not be able to fill out these forms.  That is why we are asking for your help. By providing the information requested below, Senior Check will be able to make regular contact by phone with these individuals as well as conduct welfare checks and facilitate needed service delivery; as appropriate. Information collected will remain confidential and only be utilized for this purpose during these difficult times.  Note: No one will ever be asked for their social security number or financial information. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at seniorcheck@gilescounty.org or call 540-921-0035.

Valley Interfaith Childcare Center

Vally Interfaith Childcare Center has officially closed. Any child of essential workers will now go to Rainbow Riders who are the only childcare center still operational.

If you need child care please go to https://www.childcareaware.org/.

 

Non-Agency Food Resources

 

Tha Dog House - Pulaski

Will be providing any family that needs a hot lunch for their children. No Questions asked: between 11am-1 pm.

1060 E Main St., Pulaski VA 24301


Hokie House- Montgomery

Is offering free meals to any children affected by the closing of schools in Montgomery County. We understand these are trying times and we are here to help in any way we can.

322 North Main St., Blacksburg VA 24060

 

Bread of Life of Floyd Co.VA - Floyd

Using Floyd Baptist Church Annex Building to give out boxed meals to anyone that needs it in the community.  Monday thru Friday from 11 am - 1 pm. We will be serving an entree, and there are sides available to take one. Additionally, there are things on the tables that each person will be allowed to get what they need.

For any elderly in need please contact them and they will deliver to you, as well as if errands are needed to be run.

Anyone wanting to volunteer please be at the Floyd Baptist Church Annex Building at 10 am.

Donations will be accepted from 10 am -2 pm.

Please contact us at 540-745-2418 or email at goodiesbymichele@gmail.com for any questions or concerns.

509 E Main Street, Floyd VA 24091

 

Gillie's - Blacksburg

Offering FREE bagged lunches for children. All served with an apple!

Please call ahead 2 hours if ordering bulk lunches.

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly- served on Bollo's fresh honey wheat bread with all-natural peanut butter and grape jelly
  • Fat Grilled Cheese- grilled to perfection with a slice of tomato on Bollo's fresh honey wheat bread
  • Kids Quesadilla- our famous flour quesadilla with white cheese and your choice of two fillings

​Fillings: Tomatoes, onions, peppers, spinach, black olives, feta cheese, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms

 

 

Public Works Information

Christiansburg

  • Christiansburg, along with Montgomery County, is temporarily​ suspending utility disconnections this month.
  • “We still encourage residents to make payments on time, if possible, to avoid accumulating a larger balance,” Christiansburg spokeswoman Melissa Demmitt wrote in an email.
  • Demmitt said the town is also waiving the $10 fee for any town bill payments made over the phone. She said the town would like to encourage residents to make payments online, over the phone, via mail or at the dropbox outside the town hall.
  • Pending approval by the town council Tuesday, Christiansburg also aims to increase the discount for timely meals and lodging tax payments from 3% to 10%. The discount increase will be in effect for March and April. Christiansburg will also waive penalties.

Blacksburg

  • In addition to temporarily suspending utility disconnections due to delinquent bills, Blacksburg is giving restaurants and hotels some leeway with their meals and lodging tax payments.
  • Town Manager Marc Verniel said Wednesday that the town is still requiring those businesses to file their meals and lodging tax returns but waiving late payment penalties and interest.
  • Police Chief Anthony Wilson said the department has implemented a minimum 6-foot social distancing policy for officers out on calls.
  • For trash and recycling collections, Verniel said Waste Industries — the company Blacksburg contracts for waste and recycling collection — is implementing its own safety practices.
  • The bin pickup tool on the company’s trucks, however, allows their collectors to not leave the vehicle, he said.

Roanoke County

  • County officials strongly discouraged residents from visiting county facilities and encouraged them to use online information and contact methods instead.
  • Tax and other payments, as well as forms and applications, can be left in the brown drop box in front of the county administration building on Bernard Drive.
  • The county social services department on Main Street in Salem is closed to the public, but those in need can apply for benefits online, and the drive-through behind the building is open and can be used to drop off applications.

 

Schools Systems

*Governor Northam Ordered Statewide Closure of K-12 Schools on Monday 3/23

Montgomery Couty 

Montgomery County schools are delivering meals from school buses. Students should be at their regular bus stops four hours later than the usual pick up time. Breakfast and lunch will be delivered at the same time. Meals are free for all MCPS students.

Any grade level can pick up at either stop time. Both routes will run, but students are not limited to their normal route time. 

Visit www.mcps.org/bus to check the pick up time and location nearest to your home. 


Montgomery County Schools is also offering a library book delivery system. Students can preorder a library book to be delivered via the meal delivery bus. Students can ask for a specific book or for the librarian to pick a book for them. Students must be present at the bus stops to receive their meals and books.


Visit www.mcps.org/bookdelivery for more information.


Floyd County

Floyd will offer breakfast and lunch beginning Monday, March 16th, to all students between 10 am and 12 pm at each school. Please  have the student with you and do not leave your car. There is a drive-up system in place, On Tuesday food will be delivered to the normal bus stops four hours after normal times. 

If you have questions please contact your child's school. 


Radford City 

Radford schools are offering a grab and go food system that will offer both breakfast and lunch to students. Use your child's bus number and designated bus time then add three hours to their regular morning pick up time to find out when they can pick up their lunches.


If your student is unable to pick up meals at their bus stop they can go pick up meals at McHarg elementary between 10:20 to 12:20. The student must be present with their family to pick up food. If you have further questions you can call RCPS at 540-731-3647.

 

 

Useful Links for Information about COVID-19

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Virginia Department of Health

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

 

Montgomery

https://www.montgomerycountyva.gov/departments/mc-news/2020/03/06/informational-resources-for-covid-19-(coronavirus)

https://www.montgomerycc.org/

https://www.nr.edu/coronavirus/

https://vt.edu/flu/2019Coronavirus.html#updates

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1095266074140699

 

Radford

https:www.radfordva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=437

https://radfordchamber.com/   

https://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/coronavirus.html

 

Floyd

https://floydcova.org/

https;/floydchamber.org/

 

Giles

http://virginiasmtnplayground.com/

https://gileschamber.net/

http://virginiasmtnplayground.com/senior-welfare-check/?fbclid=IwAR3G3rrsnACGh4eRWoM6xtMjxfrC4r-_nDmAAfOjpR-y9ZcV7z-sCn01nOE

 

Pulaski

http://www.pulaskicounty.org/covid-19.html

 

General COVID-19 Information and Best Practices

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sjDuwc9KBps?fbclid=IwAR3W0ImNudDUFFjX5ONcY80MgxAjbtT7sQS3k2mi8jpHudxhXnGE7Ztd25A

What to do if you get sick:

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and your community. The most common signs of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are having these symptoms, consider calling your doctor or another healthcare provider for medical advice. Your doctor will decide if you need to be tested or seen in person. Keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19. People who are mildly ill may not need to be tested and should isolate (keep away from other people) and care for themselves at home.

  • Stay home, except to get medical care, get rest and drink plenty of fluids.

  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.

  • Call ahead before visiting a doctor and monitor your symptoms.

  • Wear a facemask when around other people or pets.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and clean your hands often. Avoid sharing personal items.

  • Clean all frequently touched surfaces daily.

 

 

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