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

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 to a great cause. We appreciate your support!

Check it Out Early! NRV DRC’s 3rd Quarter Newsletter, “The Independent”is Now Available

NRV DRC’s Community Advocate, Varie Lynn, has been working diligently on our 3rd quarter newsletter and was even able to publish it early due to the current fundraising campaign – Give Local NRV.  We hope everyone has the opportunity to support New River Valley Disability Resource Center by giving and participating in this fundraising campaign. For those interested, Give Local NRV will be ending at the end of June 2020.

If you would like a copy of our newsletter in a different format or would like to subscribe to it either electronically or through the mail, please email Varie Lynn at advocate@nrvdrc.org or call us at 540-266-1435.  We appreciate all of your support!

 Click the link below to view our newsletter for the 3rd quarter of 2020

The Independent

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.

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