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Community Connection: Sentara’s Women, Wine, & Wellness

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital in Charlottesville. They’re presenting the third annual Women, Wine & Wellness event at the Paramount Theater on the downtown mall. They welcome you to bring a friend and join them on Wednesday, October 20th at 6 p.m. for an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to ask their expert panelists about resiliency and self-care. This event is open to the public but registration is required. You can register at Sentara.com, or by phone at 1-800-SENTARA.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2021-09-01T13:02:48-04:00September 1st, 2021|

Community Connection: Miriam’s House

Miriam’s House is a nonprofit in Lynchburg with a mission to end homelessness and rebuild lives. So far, in 2021, they’ve placed 210 of our homeless neighbors into safe and affordable housing. They know that the upcoming need is great, and they invite you to get involved with their work of ending homelessness. You can learn more at miramshouse.org.

2021-08-06T14:57:46-04:00August 6th, 2021|

Community Connection: SHARE Greater Lynchburg

SHARE Greater Lynchburg is an online platform in Lynchburg that helps donors discover ways to support, serve or shop for local area nonprofits all in one place, 365 days a year. If you’re a nonprofit looking to get the word out about your organization, or, if you’re a community member interested in contributing or volunteering, you can go to SHAREGreaterLynchburg.org.

2021-08-06T14:51:58-04:00August 6th, 2021|

Community Connection: Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg

Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg addresses the hunger, isolation and unique needs of the homebound in Lynchburg, plus Amherst, Bedford & Campbell Counties.  Volunteers deliver on almost 40 routes to people of all ages and incomes.  In addition to a hot, nutritious meal, they are also a connection to the community and a safety check, so our home-bound neighbors can lived valued, independent lives at home.

We have all felt the impact of isolation and loneliness this year, but those we serve are still homebound.  Meals on Wheels is a lifeline to these neighbors in need.

Meals on Wheels is hosting their 3rd annual WheelsUp! during the month of September. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly towards providing meals for those in need.  You can find more information at wheelsuplyh.org, or go to mealslynchburg.org for information about volunteering.

2021-08-06T14:48:12-04:00August 6th, 2021|

Community Connection: MetamorphIX Art Festival

The MetamorphIX Art Festival is a new art festival coming to IX Art Park in Charlottesville on Friday, September 24th from 5 to 10 p.m.

This inaugural event will host visual artists, performance artists, live mural painting, music, and access to The Looking Glass – the immersive art museum at IX.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit IX Art Park Foundation. You can find more information here: ixartpark.org/art-festival.

2021-08-06T14:42:43-04:00August 6th, 2021|

Hear Together: Virginia Rural Health Association

The Virginia Rural Health Association works to improve health and healthcare for the 2.5 million residents in rural areas of the state through education and advocacy.

They also form cooperative partnerships with small clinics and hospitals to ensure that they have access to the equipment and federal funding they qualify for in order to operate successfully.

For this Hear Together profile, we spoke with Executive Director Beth O’Connor. Listen at the audio link below to learn more about the Virginia Rural Health Association’s initiatives, including steps they’re taking to combat substance abuse and ensure healthy equity for LGBTQ+ members of our community.



2021-08-30T14:42:45-04:00August 3rd, 2021|

Community Connection: BGF C’ville Builds

The Building Goodness Foundation is a nonprofit construction organization based in Charlottesville. For over 20 years, Building Goodness Foundation has been building community and improving lives for thousands of people here in Central Virginia and around the world.

Last year, they launched the C’ville Builds fund in response to our community’s needs. Through C’ville Builds, they offer renovations and repairs for local nonprofits, small businesses and low-income homeowners in the Charlottesville area. C’ville Builds has made such an impact that they need more builders to join the effort! C’ville Builds is an easy and practical way for construction pros to support our community by offering their skills at a reduced rate.

They invite you to join the dozens of local builders who are already a part of C’ville Builds and adopt a project. Together, we can build a stronger, healthier and more equitable Charlottesville. You can visit  buildinggoodness.org to learn more about C’ville Builds and how you can be a part of the goodness.

2021-07-29T15:26:15-04:00July 29th, 2021|

Hear Together: REAL LIFE

REAL LIFE is a Richmond-based nonprofit that serves individuals who are coming out of incarceration, homelessness, or who battle substance use disorder. With 10 recovery/transition houses, the organization provides six months of inclusive programming including housing, meals, physical and mental health assistance, and help securing employment. By providing opportunities to overcome personal and community barriers, REAL LIFE’s programming leads to better outcomes, including a reduced recidivism rate.

We spoke with founder and director Sarah Scarbrough for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about REAL LIFE here.

2021-08-30T14:40:14-04:00July 27th, 2021|

Hear Together: CodeVA

CodeVA is a statewide nonprofit located in downtown Richmond that works to expand and diversify access to computer science. In 2016, Virginia became the first state to mandate Computer Science offerings in public schools through a bill that CodeVA helped craft.

In addition to advocacy, the organization trains public school teachers in computer science curriculum, and through their Eureka Workshop, runs children’s camps for arts and music integrated computer science programs.

We spoke with Executive Director Chris Dovi and Development Manager Laura Hite for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about CodeVA and the Eureka Workshop here.

Hear Together’s coverage of technological accessibility is supported by Ting Fiber Internet.

2021-07-20T16:25:14-04:00July 20th, 2021|

Hear Together: Better Housing Coalition

The Better Housing Coalition changes lives and transforms communities in Richmond through high-quality, affordable housing. By building, developing, and managing rental properties and single-family for-sale homes, BHC provides stability for our low-income neighbors.

Although many of their residents were negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, BHC was able to raise enough money to avoid evictions, rent hikes, or late fees over the past year.

We spoke with Vice President of External Affairs Stacie Birchett for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about BHC here.

2021-07-20T15:21:03-04:00July 20th, 2021|