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NRV Nonprofit Needs List
United Way NRV: Supplies Needed
Currently collecting the following items for distribution to partner agencies:
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!
Accepting food donations for distribution and monetary contributions to augment food supply. You can donate online, but make sure to designate that it is for the Interfaith Food Pantry.
Food distribution has changed to a drive-thru service. To minimize contact, volunteers will distribute to you when you arrive, after gathering your information.
Open Monday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
501 Second Street, Lower Level
In need of ground beef and chicken-legs or thighs.
Food items needed:
Canned green beans
Canned fruit: peaches, pears or mixed fruit
Canned potatoes: sliced or whole
Small bottles of water to serve with take-out meals
Small coolers (to place Meals on Wheels food outside the door of our homebound neighbors).
Anything you can assist with would be appreciated. We are picking up items from the United Way NRV (111 West Main Street, Christiansburg) office if you deliver there.
Still providing food for hungry children and families. At this time, financial donations are most appreciated to address the need for more food as well as unique ways of distributing it.
If you would like to make a donation, you can give online at https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/5ea841eb-611f-4dea-8ecd-18333e2bab8f
Remember that every $1 helps to provide 6 meals to hungry individuals in Southwest Virginia.
If you can hold a food drive, please contact Joseph Medlin for more information at 540-342-3011 x703
We are 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. We also have an Amazon Wish List. If you are looking for an easy way to donate to us with just a few clicks, then this list is for you! Visit https://a.co/2Lpabjd to check out our wish list. To find more ways to donate to us during this time, visit wrcnrv.org/donate. The Emergency Shelter is still open, as is the 24 hour emergency hotline (540-639-1123) and the chatline has extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday (wrcnrv.org/chat).
Meals on Main
"Starting on Monday April 6th, 2020, the YMCA is proud to introduce “Meals on Main” in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis. The YMCA at Virginia Tech, in conjunction with Feeding Southwest Virginia and the USDA, will provide food seven days a week to ALL youth in the New River Valley. The meals and snacks will be shelf-stable, ready to eat items based upon the USDA’s nutrition guidelines," CEO and Executive Director of The YMCA at Virginia Tech Ryan Martin said in an email.
For information on how to enroll in the program visit: http://vtymca.org/meals-on-main/
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
Donations List: Household items, food, baby supplies, and cleaning supplies.
NRV Nonprofit Service Alterations
As of Wednesday, April 8th, we will provide a weekly Emergency Meal Box delivery service in lieu of take out meals. This will provide five free meals each week to people most in need while they shelter-in-place. Anyone in need of a free meal is asked to call the kitchen at 540-838-2210 or email email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels will continue to 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.
Face-to-face volunteer tutoring is on hold, but we continue to serve adults through distance education. We are still accepting student applications for adults who want to connect with a tutor virtually. Call our Literacy Help Hotline at (540) 382-7262 or text (540) 324-9314 and let us know how we can help you.
Our learning center office is closed to the public with minimal staff on site. However, we are offering curbside pick up of books and materials. Students and tutors are welcome to utalize the "grab and go" service to reserve books and pick them up curbside. Below is the link to look at available books.
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
- Hours of donation: Mondays 9-10 am, Tuesdays 2-4 pm, Wednesdays 1-2 pm, Thursdays 11 am-1pm, Fridays 1-3 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The office is closed to the public. Check out our facebook page for updates and tips on how to help your kids during this challenging time: https://www.facebook.com/nrvcares
Our office is operating but closed to the public. We are not accepting physical donations at this time, but we are still preparing food boxes for those in need.
110 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, VA
Closed to the public. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
Also, the agency has 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 Valley Agency on Aging is collecting canned soup, crackers, tuna, peanut butter, fruit cups, juice boxes, instant oatmeal and macaroni and cheese bowls. Make a gift online at www.nrvaoa.org or call at 540.980.7720 to arrange donation drop offs. It also needs donations for Fido’s Pantry program (that delivers meals to the pets of seniors).
Head Start: Weekly virtual contacts with families. Grant application and planning for Summer. Planning for 2020-2021 program year. 2020-2021 applications being taken online.
CHIP: Weekly virtual contacts with families and phone calls; beginning parent groups. Care packages dropped at doors for families. Virtual Parent Groups will begin in May.
RESTORE/SwiftStart/Whole Family: Weekly virtual contacts with families. All face-to-face training courses suspended, no new intakes. Whole Family clients provided food and technology to remain connected.
To Our House: Extended season by two weeks and offered day shelter without volunteer support. Placed guests in hotels after season, providing nutrition and cleaning products for the duration of quarantine.
VA CARES: Weekly virtual contacts, begin group sessions soon. Provide restricted Food Lion gift cards. Supporting clients who are released early due to pandemic.
VITA: Federal tax deadline extended to July 1; Virginia state tax deadline extended to November 1. Using drop boxes to collect client documentation, continue to file as possible. Extended coordinator’s hours through summer with Supplemental CSBG funds.
Emergency Assistance: Food, diapers, formula, personal and household supplies, twice per month through contactless methods. Food Lion gift cards, $25 per person, restricted from purchasing tobacco and alcohol, to be mailed to clients or food boxes are left outside EA offices. Income guidelines have been suspended. Amended qualification to 200% federal poverty or less for all other EA services, effective 4/28/20. Utility assistance is expanded to up to $500 every 6 months, starting March 15, 2020; if a family has income, must contribute. Rent/mortgage assistance is expanded to up to $700 every 6 months, starting March 15, 2020; if the family has income, must contribute; mortgage requires full month’s payment.
Homeless and Housing: Provide hotel vouchers to those presenting as homeless, all adult households (individuals and couples) but not able/eligible to access other shelters. Rental/transitional housing application fees/rental & utilities deposits/first & last month’s, with housing counseling (effective 4/28/20) for clients to improve housing who are not traditionally eligible for Rapid Rehousing or Homeless Prevention; opportunity to obtain improved housing. Clients must be 200% federal poverty guidelines or less.
Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry: No income requirements. Received a large donation that was shared with NRV partners.
Floyd County Back Packs: Empty Bowls fundraiser postponed; will use Supplemental CSBG funds, if necessary, to continue the program for the 2020-2021 school year. Backpacks are being delivered each Friday when Floyd County Public Schools buses run routes.
Trending/Services Overview, May 2020
Homeless: The number of individuals presenting as homeless has tripled compared to 2019. From March 15 until May 4, 75 individuals from 62 households have presented as homeless, compared to 22 individuals in 15 households during the same period in 2019.
Households with Children: The number of clients served in EA during the past two weeks (April 15-30) that are TANF eligible has increased tremendously. TANF eligibility guidelines are those households 200% of Fed poverty guidelines and under and have at least 1 child under 18 years of age.
The library is closed until further notice, but we are offering curbside pick up. Call (540) 731-3621 or visit https://www.radfordva.gov/1165/8977/Curbside-Pickup.
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!
See our facebook page for extra resources: https://www.facebook.com/VActionAlliance
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance is also running a fundraiser by selling shirts online, https://www.bonfire.com/store/vsdvaa/
One institution that may not close for a while is the network of Little Free Libraries, and it may prove to be a valuable tool for helping folks who are at home day-in and day-out. 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.
Owners can choose whether to keep their library open. Those that keep the library open are encouraged to thoroughly clean and sanitize the library and its books. If you are sick, don’t share books until you are symptom free. Please practice social distancing when visiting a library.
Little Free Libraries has also created a sharing box map: https://littlefreelibrary.org/sharing-box-map/. It provides locations where stewards are offering food, household items, or crafts.
Women's Resource Center
- Our 24/7/365 hotline (540-639-1123) remains available. 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. 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 his fellow deputies will pick up food, medicine, or prescriptions that elderly residents or people with medical issues have ordered and deliver 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. If you need help, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 540-731-5501, e-mail email@example.com, or reach out to the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook or Instagram.
How your local B&GC is helping kids during COVID-19:
Senior Welfare Check is designed to provide a means to communicate with our citizens who are the most vulnerable to potential impacts from COVID-19, and we need your help. The group we intend to reach includes elderly and disabled citizens. Some have caretakers, but many do not. Of those that do have caretakers, many of these caretakers may be unable to travel due to COVID -19. You do not need to be a family member, neighbor, or act in any official caretaking capacity to submit names. 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 Welfare Check will be able to regularly contact these individuals as well as conduct welfare checks and facilitate needed service delivery, as appropriate. Information collected will remain confidential and will only be utilized for this purpose. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vally Interfaith Childcare Center has officially closed. Children of essential workers will now attend Rainbow Riders, the only childcare center that is still operational.
If you need childcare please go to https://www.childcareaware.org/.
Non-Agency Food Resources
Tha Dawg House - Pulaski
Will be providing lunches between 11am and 1pm for any family that needs a hot lunch for their children. No Questions asked.
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, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 am - 1 pm. We will be serving an entree, and there are sides available. Additionally, there are items on the tables that are free for any person to take as needed.
Please contact us if you are elderly and in need. We will deliver to you and can run errands if needed.
If you are interested in volunteering, please arrive 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 us at email@example.com with 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, along with Montgomery County, is temporarily suspending utility disconnections through May.
- “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.
- Christiansburg temporarily increased the discount for timely meals and lodging tax payments from 3% to 10%. The discount increase will be in effect for March, April, and May. Christiansburg will also waive penalties.
- 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 that the town is still requiring those businesses to file their meals and lodging tax returns, but it is waiving late payment penalties and interest through June.
- 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 remain in the vehicle, he said.
- 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.
- Roanoke County plans to reopen the Municipal building on June 8 for transactions with the Treasurer’s Office (non-DMV Select) and the Commissioner of Revenue – Public Hours 8:30-4:00.
- On June 15, they hope to start recalling staff to municipal buildings to prepare for the more general opening, begin feed and read curbside services, reopen parks restrooms, and restart the shelter reservation system (with attendance limits).
- On July 1, Roanoke plans to expand Treasurer operations to include DMV-Select services.
- Municipal buildings, libraries, etc. will start reopeing in limited capacities on July 6, and limited summer youth programs will begin.
*Governor Northam Ordered Statewide Closure of K-12 Schools on Monday 3/23
The last day of meal delivery for Montgomery County Schools was on May 22. Starting May 26, meals will be delivered to each area one day each week. Families in Auburn and Eastern Montgomery will receive their meals on Tuesday, families in Blacksburg will receive meals on Wednesday, and families in Christiansburg will receive meals on Thursday. Students will receive 5 lunches on their meal delivery day.
Visit www.mcps.org/bus to check the pick up time and location nearest to your home.
The Montgomery County Schools book delivery system has ended.
As of April 20th, Floyd County will make deliveries on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, drive-thru services will also occur on those days from 10 am to 12 pm. Students will receive two sets of meals on Monday and Thursday.
If you have, questions please contact your child's school.
Radford schools are offering a grab and go food system that will provide 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 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
Virginia Department of Health
General COVID-19 Information and Best Practices
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.