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Community Connection

WNRN is proud to give our non-profit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. As part of the Community Connection series, we broadcast public service announcements for non-profits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. To request a time to record your message, email dmoses@wnrn.org. During scheduling, you’ll be prompted to write a message outlining what you’d like to promote, which we’ll use as your script for recording. We look forward to working with you!

The rules:  Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least a month’s advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.  Hear Together/Community Connections is a non-partisan, non-biased feature and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of political organizations or activities representing or contributing to a specific political organization or political action committee. Hear Together/Community Connections is non-denominational and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of specific religious groups or fundraisers tied to specific religious groups or organizations. We will accept submissions that are inter-faith or multi-denominational that support the community at large in collaboration without promoting a specific religious group or activity related to funding a specific religion or religious group.

Community Connection News & Updates

Community Connection: Rockbridge Area Health Center

The Rockbridge Area Health Center is a non-profit, community health center in Lexington that provides comprehensive, high-quality and affordable health care for the whole family. Services include medical, dental, pediatric, women’s health, and behavioral health counseling and are available to anyone regardless of income or insurance status.

With the reopening of the Health Insurance Marketplace through August 15th for a special insurance enrollment period for 2021 coverage, the health center also provides support staff who are trained and certified to offer free, confidential, in-person or over-the-phone assistance with understanding what affordable health insurance options and programs are available, as well as help with enrollment or with updating a current health exchange plan. You do not need to be a patient to receive this assistance.

For more information, you can go to their website, rockahc.org.

By |March 26th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue

Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue in Afton is offering Books at the Barn, a family-friendly outing for adults and kids alike. Children ages 6 to 14 and an accompanying adult are invited to join them at Castle Rock Farm to learn about horses, donkeys and equine rescue – and to read to the animals! Snacks, drinks, and books to take home are provided. Their first session of Books at the Barn is Saturday, May 22nd.
Reservations are required. Please see their website, hopeslegacy.com/events for more information and an application form.

By |March 26th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Local Food Hub

Local Food Hub is a nonprofit organization in Central Virginia that advances equitable access to fresh food, independent farms, and fairness in farming.

The group just hit the one-year anniversary for their drive-through, preorder, COVID-safe farmers market. They invite you to shop for a variety of locally sourced foods, including fruit, veggies, plant starts, cheeses, meat, bread, pastries, and prepared foods. Pickup is Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-5:30 in the Seminole Square Parking Lot. Pickup is quick, convenient, and does not even require you to get out of your car. For more information, you can go to their website, localfoodhub.org/market.

By |March 26th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition has a 35-year history of using bicycling and walking to build happier, healthier, and more connected communities in the valley. From natural surface trails on our public lands to bicycle optimized trail systems and in-town greenways, we work to create accessible trails close to home to ensure everyone has the ability to enjoy active transportation and recreation.

SVBC welcomes you to join them as they work to reclaim our streets, trails, and public places for current and future generations of walkers and riders.

For more information on how to volunteer or learn more about SVBC please go to svbcoalition.org.

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Skyline Literacy

Skyline Literacy is a non-profit serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, offering instruction in basic literacy, in the English language for those who don’t speak it natively, and in preparation for the citizenship exam for those who are choosing to become American citizens.

They are one of the organizations participating in the Community Foundation’s Great Community Give on April 21st, and they invite you to support Skyline during their Power Hour, from noon to one on the 21st. There’s more info on the Great Community Give at skylineliteracy.org.

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center

NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center is a nonprofit located in Harrisonburg and serving Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley. Their mission is to engage immigrants, connect cultures and build community with a vision for a thriving community that everyone can call home. They invite you to join us in celebrating our immigrant community by participating in the 4th annual Great Community Give on Wednesday, April 21st.

Proceeds help them support their clients in a number of ways including providing immigration legal representation from one of their two Department of Justice Accredited Representatives, Health Navigation services which help clients navigate medical expenses and billing, and numerous other services including document translation, information and referrals.

You can join them in welcoming our immigrant neighbors, colleagues, and communities and learn more about their work on their website, newbridgesirc.org.


By |March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments