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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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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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Copyright 2017 HumanKind HumanKind Helps Lynchburg Region Thrive Through Impact Programs & Community Initiatives James Black Since its founding in 1903, the mission of Lynchburg region nonprofit HumanKind has been to consistently provide guidance and assistance to those striving to live healthier and better lives. Through over a hundred years of faithful service, HumanKind strives…

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Copyright 2021 Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Provides High Quality Musical Performances & Education James Black In 1983, under the leadership of Bruce Habizruther, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (LSO) was established as an independent performing arts nonprofit organization. Serving the Lynchburg region for over 35 years, introducing all members of the community to music, including…

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Copyright 2021 Patrick Henry Family Services Patrick Henry Family Services Aims to Provide Healing & Hope to Families Across the Lynchburg Region James Black For many, family life can be chaotic and even stressful at times. That’s why Patrick Henry Family Services offers many areas of outreach, counseling, and care to individuals, children, & families in the…

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Copyright 2021 Unified Potential Unified Potential Pursues Goal of Connected Community Through Standout Innovation James Black Specializing in the leveraging of technology to enable everyone in the Lynchburg region to make connections leading to the realization of genuine improvements in health, United Potential was created to design and implement programs that provide genuine benefit to all. These…

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Copyright 2020 Virginia Amateur Sports Virginia Amateur Sports Inspires Wellness Through Athletic Competition Across Lynchburg Region James Black In 1989, the Governor’s Commission on Sports and Physical Fitness passed an endorsement that Virginia Amateur Sports (VAS) would serve as the official organization to hold the state games of Virginia. VAS is a nonprofit organization based in Roanoke,…

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Lynchburg Beacon of Hope Seeks to Build Brighter Tomorrow for the Next Generation James Black Through working with Lynchburg City Schools, Lynchburg Beacon of Hope’s mission is to ensure all students in the Lynchburg City Public School system have the tools and resources they need to pursue a post-secondary education. Beacon of Hope strives to…

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Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center Enriches Lynchburg Region Through Outdoor Education James Black Since 1940, the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center has served youth and adults of the Lynchburg region. The educational center serves as a camp in the summer, providing education in outdoor living for over 2,000 youth and adults from 17 counties and…

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Vector Space Empowers Creatives to Make a Difference Across Lynchburg Region James Black In 2015, Adam and Elise Spontarelli founded Vector Space, a nonprofit makerspace, a physical place for people interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to contribute to building the things that interest them. Students, hobbyists, and professionals can build their craft,…

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