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Community Connection

Community Connection2021-06-07T14:27:24-04:00

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: CHAT Richmond

Workforce Development at Church Hill Activities & Tutoring, or CHAT, is a nonprofit based in Richmond’s East End. Through the After School Program, Church Hill Academy, and Workforce Development Program, CHAT provides educational opportunities to students and young adults, creating pathways for them to discover their potential.

You can learn more about their programs and ways to get involved on their website: chatrichmond.org.

By |November 18th, 2022|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: CHAT Richmond

Community Connection: Housing Families First

Housing Families First is a nonprofit in Richmond that gives families facing homelessness the opportunity to build a legacy for their families by providing a path to a permanent home. Their vision is a Richmond region where all children and their families have a safe place to call home.

More information about their services and ways to get involved is online at housingfamiliesfirst.org.

By |November 18th, 2022|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Housing Families First

Community Connection: Enroll Virginia

The Enroll Virginia program at the Virginia Poverty Law Center is a network of community-based organizations committed to helping all Virginians access high quality, affordable health coverage. Open Enrollment on HealthCare.gov runs from now until Sunday, January 15th. The Program is hosting a series of in-person and virtual enrollment events all over the state to help people apply and select a plan that fits their needs. Their enrollment experts are trained and certified to provide unbiased support with health insurance options through the Marketplace and Medicaid. Guests are invited to attend one of their enrollment events, which are open to the public, or make an appointment with a navigator to learn more.

More information is on their website, enrollva.org.

By |November 18th, 2022|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Enroll Virginia

Community Connection: Lynchburg Daily Bread

Lynchburg Daily Bread is a soup kitchen located in downtown Lynchburg. The warmth of the holidays is all around, and the kitchen welcomes you to join them in feeding the community during this special time of year. Lynchburg Daily Bread is serving 500-600 hot and nutritious meals per day and are especially in need of proteins like ground beef and chicken.

You can find more information online at lynchburgdailybread.com.

By |November 17th, 2022|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Lynchburg Daily Bread

Community Connection: Hospice of the Piedmont

Hospice of the Piedmont is a community-based nonprofit serving Central Virginia. Their mission is to positively transform the way people view and experience serious illness, dying, and grief. Hospice of the Piedmont offers programs like hospice care at home, palliative medicine, and grief support for both adults and children.

As part of their mission, they host regular events to help the community through the grief and healing process. Support groups meet weekly to discuss topics like losing a spouse, parent, or child, and they also host workshops focused on specific issues like dealing with grief around the holidays. Hospice of the Piedmont offers both online and in-person events, so that people can find support in whatever way they feel most comfortable.

More information is on their website, HOPVA.org.

Hospice of the Piedmont is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

By |November 9th, 2022|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Hospice of the Piedmont

Community Connection: Piedmont CASA

Piedmont CASA’s mission is to ensure that boys and girls in foster care in the community have a CASA Volunteer on their side that listens, puts them first, and helps improve their lives. Each year, Piedmont CASA recruits, screens, trains, and supervises about 100 Piedmont CASA Volunteers and are always looking for more help. To learn more about how you can advocate for a child or youth in foster care, you can go to their website, pcasa.org.

Piedmont CASA is a proud supporter of WNRN.

By |October 14th, 2022|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Piedmont CASA