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

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

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

The Independent

NRV DRC Releases Their 1st Quarter 2021 Newsletter

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 or call us at 540-266-1435.

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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!

NRV DRC Exceeds Goal Amount of $3,030 for the ‘Give Local NRV’ Fundraiser!

Pink, blue, and white writing that reads "Thank you so much, NRV DRC exceeded our goal of $3,030, final tally=$3955"

We are so thrilled to share this news with you!

The Staff and Board at NRV DRC sincerely appreciate everyone who donated and we are so excited to share with you how these funds will be spent on NRV residents with disabilities. Be on the lookout for more information and photos in our quarterly newsletters of how these funds helped individuals gain accessibility and live independently.

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 or call us at 540-266-1435.  We appreciate all of your support!

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

The Independent

NRV DRC Staff Stays Safe by Working From Home

NRV DRC Staff wear their cloth face masks while video chatting at their daily Zoom staff meeting as a way to show the precautions they are taking to maintain safety in the community during the global pandemic.
NRV DRC Staff show off their face masks while video chatting at their daily Zoom staff meeting

 Due to the recent 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 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!

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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

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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.