NRV DRC’s 2nd Quarter of 2021 Newsletter is Now Available

In this issue of The Independent we discuss topics such as:
– We’ll Be Moving
– Frank Hayes retirement
– Disability Day of Mourning
– Volunteer opportunities for health assessment team
– Games, the gift of independence, and more

Our newsletter, The Independent, provided by New River Valley Disability Resource Center can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

The Independent

NRV DRC Releases Their Newsletter for the 1st Quarter of 2021

NRV DRC just released their 1st Quarter 2021 newsletter and it’s filled with all kinds of information – recipes, other community resources and opportunities, and games.

Let us know if you make the recipes and how it goes – your story could be featured in next quarter’s newsletter!

We wish everyone a safe, healthy, and happy holiday and New Year!

As always, if you would like this newsletter in another format, please email advocate@nrvdrc.org or call us at 540-266-1435.

Please on click the link below to view the latest newsletter.

The Independent

NRV DRC Airs It’s First PSA

NRV DRC has recently aired their first Public Service Announcement (PSA) for individuals and families with disabilities.

Please feel free to share our PSA to help others in the New River Valley community learn about what New River Valley Disability Resource Center can do for them.

If you would like to view or share our PSA please click on the link provided below. We appreciate all of your support!

https://youtu.be/8r0gIyWec6M

NRV DRC Board Member Rick Barrow is Featured in The Roanoke Times Newspaper

On September 12, 2020 NRV DRC’s Board member, Rick Barrow and his wife Deb were featured in the Roanoke Times newspaper in a article titled “The Butterfly Effect”. 

If you are interested in reading the featured article, please click on the link below.                

  https://roanoke.com/lifestyles/field-notes-the-butterfly-effect/article_09d0824e-350f-589e-9357-c226ef53a2d9.html

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