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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: VA School for the Deaf and the Blind

The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) in Staunton provides a superior education for students who are deaf/hard of hearing/ blind/vision impaired/ deafblind, and deaf or blind with other disabilities. VSDB is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

Their comprehensive, state-aligned education programs serve students on their campus from ages 2 through 21 with residential and day options. At VSDB, students are “one of many” instead of being the only one, allowing students to grow, do, and become capable adults who succeed in post- secondary education, in the workforce, and as citizens in their communities.

They invite you to explore their website at vsdb.k12.va.us to learn more about their unique educational programs, extra-curricular activities, Admissions process, and how to begin the referral process with your local school district.

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Community Connection: VA Breast Cancer Foundation

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation knows that breast cancer can be life-changing, and they’re here to help. They now offer personalized Resource Coordination for all Virginians in need. While your health providers are focused on your medical care, VBCF can help identify supportive community resources to assist you on your breast cancer journey. To learn more, you can call 800-345-8223 or email help@vbcf.org to share your needs. The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation aims to connect and empower Virginia’s breast cancer community.

To find help for yourself or a loved one, request free breast health educational materials to share in your local community, and explore ways you can help, you can go online to vbcf.org.

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Community Connection: Cville Tool Library

The Cville Tool Library is a nonprofit lending library designed to empower the Charlottesville community with tools. As a tool library member, you can borrow tools just like you would borrow books from the library. You can take care of the things on your to-do list without the expense of purchasing tools for one time use, and there’s no need to figure out how to store them, either. They welcome you to borrow the tools you need for your home projects from their location in Woolen Mills and you can return them when you’re done. You can learn more online at cvilletoollibrary.com.

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Community Connection: Building Bridges Productions

Building Bridges Productions, Inc. is a nonprofit in Lynchburg that provides performing arts experiences to the underserved youth in our community. They’re hosting Story Maker’s Theater Camp for middle and high school students at the Academy Center of the Arts Warehouse Theatre. They welcome you to join for the final production on Friday, July 29 at 1:00 pm.

You can find more information online at academycenter.org or their Facebook page.

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Community Connection: Kids’ Haven Lynchburg

Kids’ Haven: A Center for Grieving Children is a nonprofit in Lynchburg dedicated to serving the unique needs of grieving children and their families through support and education. They’re presenting the second annual Grief Support Summer Camp from Monday, July 13th through Wednesday, July 15th at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg. They invite children who are grieving the death of a caregiver to attend, ages 5-12. They want to provide an opportunity for youth to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem, and understand that they are not alone.

This camp is made possible by the Greater Lynchburg Community foundation. You can learn more online at kidshavenlynchburg.org.

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Community Connection: Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg-Rockingham

The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg-Rockingham work in your communities to enable young people to reach their full potential, as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The clubs serve youth ages 5 to 18, providing a safe and enriching place to belong.

They have volunteer and employment opportunities year-round. You can be that person who assists in leading quality programs, that person who enriches lives. You can be that caring adult every child needs.

You can learn more online at bgchr.org — work or volunteer.

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