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United Way of Central Virginia Enhances Regional Quality of Life Through Targeted Community Health Programs

United Way of Central Virginia Enhances Regional Quality of Life Through Targeted Community Health Programs James Black In 1921, a group of community leaders founded the Lynchburg Community Chest and initially focused on fundraising. However, several years later in 1949 the Junior League of Lynchburg organized and financed a group study on the needs of…

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St. Jude Children’s Hospital Brings Hope Through Life-Saving Treatment & Research for Children Throughout the Region

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Brings Hope Through Life-Saving Treatment & Research for Children Throughout the Region James Black Finding cures and saving children are words that define St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more than 70 years, St. Jude has been leading the way in how the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.…

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Downtown Lynchburg Association Boosts Regional Tourism Through Revitalization

Downtown Lynchburg Association Boosts Regional Tourism Through Revitalization James Black For more than two decades, the Downtown Lynchburg Association (DLA) has worked to sustain and develop Downtown Lynchburg as a vital economic, cultural, recreational, residential, and historic center of the Lynchburg region. Accredited by programs in recognized civic development organizations including Virginia Main Street, National…

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The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Celebrates 40 Plus Years of Fighting Food Insecurities Throughout the Region

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Celebrates 40 Plus Years of Fighting Food Insecurities Throughout the Region James Black Since 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has served the food and nutrition needs of the community throughout the Lynchburg region, aiding Park View Community Mission, the Agape Center, Lynchburg Daily Bread, and Timberlake United Methodist Church. First…

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The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Gives Back to Region Through Grants & Scholarships

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Gives Back to Region Through Grants & Scholarships James Black Consisting of 275 special and unrestricted funds, managed by The Bank of America, BB&T and Sun Trust (Now Truist), Wells Fargo, and other major financial institutions, The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation provides for the administration and the investment of gifts and bequests…

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The YWCA of Central Virginia Strives to Produce Lasting Institutional Change by Eliminating Racism & Empowering Women

The YWCA of Central Virginia Strives to Produce Lasting Institutional Change by Eliminating Racism & Empowering Women James Black For over a hundred years, YWCA Central Virginia has been serving the women, children, & families of Central Virginia by growing and adapting to meet the various needs of the communities they are seeking to impact.…

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The Lynchburg Community Action Group Helps Community Members Throughout the Region Kickstart Their Future

The Lynchburg Community Action Group Helps Community Members Throughout the Region Kickstart Their Future James Black Since 1965, The Lynchburg Community Action Group, a nonprofit organization whose primary focus has been to provide a variety of services and programs to the citizens of the Lynchburg region, has provided direct assistance to families and individuals in…

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The Lynchburg Humane Society Provides Life-Saving Care for Pets Throughout the Region

Copyright 2021 Lynchburg Humane Society The Lynchburg Humane Society Provides Life-Saving Care for Pets Throughout the Region James Black   Operating for more than sixty years, The Lynchburg Humane Society has been dedicated to helping animal life across the Lynchburg region through sheltering, adoption, spay/neuter programs, education, and community outreach. Between the nonprofit’s two major…

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The Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg Gives Back to the Region Through Community Programs

The Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg Gives Back to the Region Through Community Programs James Black As a civic organization dedicated to community service, Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg has been fostering projects to help the Lynchburg region for over a century, featuring initiatives such as their Service Leadership Programs and Community Projects. One joint project, undertaken between the…

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Freedom 4/24 Galvanizes Lynchburg Region to Help End Human Trafficking Worldwide

Copyright 2021 Freedom 4/24 Freedom 4/24 Galvanizes Lynchburg Region to Help End Human Trafficking Worldwide James Black Started as the vision of a 19-year-old college student, Christine Gelatt founded Freedom 4/24 in her junior year of college after firsthand witnessing sexual exploitation on a summer trip to Southeast Asia. What began as a simple t-shirt fundraiser to…

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