Successes

November 13, 2019

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced there were numerous grants being offered to nonprofits in the NRV area. Tiffany Allison (Community Advocate), wrote the proposal for a new program for NRV DRC using the acronym LEAN, which stands for Loan Equipment for Accessibility Needs. Money awarded via this grant will be used to purchase assistive equipment to officially begin the LEAN program for consumer.  In other words, anyone who has a disability and a temporary need for equipment, can borrow – free of charge – an item as long as they have plans to obtain their own during that time. Any equipment borrowed must be returned so other individuals can have an equal opportunity to access their environment at no cost.

On November 13th, 2019 NRV DRC’s staff members Theo Rogers and Tiffany Allison attended a luncheon with the Community Foundation of the New River Valley and was awarded a grant in the amount of $1250.00 to go towards NRV DRC’s LEAN program. We would like to give a big thank you to the Community Foundation of the NRV for your generous contribution. 

NRV DRC's Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison, accepts the grant awarded from Board of Directors, Paula Alston, with the Community Foundation of the NRV.
NRV DRC’s Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison, accepts the grant awarded from Board of Directors, Paula Alston, with the Community Foundation of the NRV.

JULY 24, 2018

NRV DRC’s former Office Manager, Krin Collins and Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison, along with other Center for Independent Living advocates, met with US Senator Tim Kaine and his staff members in his Washington, DC conference room. Topics included Healthcare and the Disability Integration Act. This meeting was held in conjunction with a national conference spanning the week, and included a March through the streets of DC in support of disability rights.

US Senator Tim Kaine pictured with representatives from Centers for Independent Living (CILS) July 24, 2018 in his DC office conference room.
US Senator Tim Kaine with representatives from Centers for Independent Living (CILS) July 24, 2018 in his DC office conference room.