Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Wraps Up $1.5 Million, Multi-Year Initiative

In 2009, Foundation for Roanoke Valley embarked on a $1.5 million, multi-year grant program, The Belonging Initiative, to benefit the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of older adults in the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and Roanoke, Craig, and Botetourt Counties.  This Initiative targeted its efforts through the local nonprofits Mental Health America- Roanoke Valley Chapter, The Botetourt Resource Center, Renovation Alliance (formerly Rebuilding Together Roanoke), and LOA Area Agency on Aging Senior Companion Program for the purpose of mental health education, social companionship, home maintenance and security, and rural community outreach.

Our Initiative wrapped up this past year, but the lives that have been transformed through the work of our organizational partners are far reaching. With the help of Dr. Harry Wilson and Amelia Glaser at Roanoke College and Steve Mason and his team at Red Velocity, the following video captures a glimpse of the initiative!  A huge thanks to all who were involved in making this such a resounding success!

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