Give Local NRV 2020 Kickoff

2020 is the year to focus on vision – A vision the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) created 30 years ago on July 26, 1990.

The ADA Act was enacted to mandate equality and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. What better way to promote the 30th anniversary than to pay homage to what we stand for?  

To celebrate the ADA and hopefully bring more momentum to this year’s fundraiser, NRV DRC’S goal for Give Local is honoring the past 30 years of disability rights and laws while looking forward to 30 more years accessibility – which is why the amount of this year’s goal is meaningful $3,030.

Please help NRV DRC reach our goal by clicking on the ‘Give’ tab at the top of this page and donating.

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT In Our Second Quarter Newsletter of 2020

NRV DRC’s Community Advocate Varie Lynn, (formerly known as Tiffany Allison), has recently published the second quarter of our 2020 newsletter, “The Independent”. We will have them mailed out shortly for those of you that are subscribed to get a paper copy.

If you would like a copy of our newsletter in a different format or would like to subscribe to receive them quarterly through the mail and/or electronically, please email advocate@nrvdrc.org or vlynn@nrvdrc.org.

Please click the link below to view our newsletter for the 2nd quarter of 2020

NRV DRC’s Community Advocate Meets With Pulaski’s Rotary Club

Pictured: Rotary Club member, Shawn Utt; NRV DRC’s Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison; and Rotary Club member, Lisa Webb.

On January 21st, 2020, the Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison of the New River Valley Disability Resource Center, attended a luncheon with Pulaski County’s Rotary Club. She was able to share NRV DRC’s Mission and talked with club members about the services we offer to individuals in our community with disabilities.

NRV DRC Participates in Downtown Christiansburg’s First Ever Window Decorating Contest, Cast Your Vote Now!

New River Valley Disability Resource Center would like to wish you accessible living and a Happy New Year

NRV DRC volunteered to participate in Downtown  Christiansburg Inc.’s first window decorating contest. We would like to thank Christiansburg High School’s art class for decorating our windows while incorporating disabilities into our theme. From now until December 22, you can vote for your favorite window on the non-profit’s Facebook page by giving it a like. The one that gets the most likes will win a $250 gift card toward marketing their business.

NRV DRC Hosts the Disability Day of Mourning

On Friday, March 1, the NRV DRC held a candlelight vigil to memorialize those who have been murdered by family members or caregivers due to their disability, a crime known as filicide. The event brought in numerous people from the New River Valley, and local media coverage attended to report on the memorial. The afternoon of events included signs, speakers, a reading of names of those who have been murdered, and literature on filicide and how to advocate against it.

Several links to media coverage are below. We wish to thank WSLS10, WFXR, the Roanoke Times, WUVT, National Public Radio, and the Radford News Journal.

WSLS10, WFXR, National Public Radio

Screenshot of Roanoke Times article on Disability Day of Mourning shows Tiffany Allison leading group discussion on topic and a picture of flyers listing people with disabilities who’ve been killed
Roanoke Times, photo credit to Matt Gentry