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.
Due to the global pandemic and ongoing safety concerns, our office is taking every precaution necessary to ensure the well-being of our staff, our consumers, and our community. Therefore, staff are not currently working from the office and we are not taking any face to face appointments until further notice.
However, we are still serving persons with disabilities in the New River Valley from our homes during regular business hours. Please contact us at 540-266-1435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. All calls and emails will be returned within one business day.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. Please stay safe!
New River Valley Disability Resource Center is pleased to announce that we are now on the Blacksburg Transit’s bus route in Christiansburg. Please visit http://www.bt4uclassic.org/schedules/blu.pdf for more information on times, directions, and destinations.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
For those interested, NRV DRC has published it’s 1st Quarter Newsletter for 2020. If you wish to submit an event to be published in the newsletter or would like to subscribe to it, please email our community advocate Varie Lynn at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On January 15, 2020 NRV DRC staff participated in the Hokie Health & Wellness Fair at Virginia Tech. There was a great turn out and we enjoyed informing people about all of the services we offer at NRV DRC. As an incentive, those who came by our booth and chose to sign up would have a chance to win a gift basket from Chocolate Paper located in Roanoke, VA.
On January 16, 2020 we announced our lucky winner, Janet Murphy. Congratulations Janet and thank you so much for stopping by and entering into our raffle, we hope you enjoy your gift basket!
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.
On November 18th, 2019, Carla Dean with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) came to the NRV DRC office and educated staff about other potential options for consumers. Whether needing home repairs, home modifications, or wanting to purchase a new home, USDA is another great resource NRV DRC can provide to consumers. As with any loan or grant program, there are eligibility requirements. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the USDA programs, please give one of our Independent Living Coordinators a call at 540-266-1435.
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. NRV DRC would like to give a big THANK YOU to the Community Foundation of the NRV for your generous contribution.