Smart Beginnings NRV was thrilled to donate 200 books to the Children’s Health Improvement Partnership of the New River Valley (CHIP), in addition to providing books to the Giles Early Education Project, Reading Hour, and Pulaski County Schools’ VPI Classrooms. This donation was made possible by the wonderful people at Sands Anderson—a law firm with locations throughout Virginia, including right here in the New River Valley—who provided the books and entrusted Smart Beginnings to distribute them to the community.
The New River Valley Aging in Place Leadership Team is a regional, multi-disciplinary group that formed out of the work of the Livability Initiative in 2011. With the staggering rise in the number of citizens ages 65 and older and the statistic that 90% of older adults want and expect to ‘age in place,’ the Leadership Team acknowledged that the need for older adults to successfully age in their homes and communities was a critical focus.
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has awarded the Town of Narrows two complementary grants to support revitalization of the downtown area.
The Town of Pembroke will develop downtown improvement projects as part of the RALLY Southwest Virginia program. RALLY is a mini-grant program which provides a $3,000 award to communities in Southwest Virginia to implement a community development project through a team structure. Pembroke is the second team in the New River Valley to receive a RALLY grant, following a recently completed project in Narrows