25 Stories of Impact: Story #14

Pelham Volunteer Fire Department, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to PVFD: We at the Pelham Volunteer Fire Department are very appreciative of the grant we received for this grant cycle.  With this grant, we were able to purchase eight new sets of gear to replace aging or worn out gear.  The gear we purchased is lighter weight and has barriers to defend against carcinogens produced in the effects of modern construction after fire.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #13

Pittsylvania County Public Library, 2020 CFDRR Summer Reading Program Grant Recipient

According to PCPL: To promote summer reading, Pittsylvania County Public Library worked with the Pittsylvania County Public Schools to provide summer reading information packets with the weekly food distribution efforts.  During the 2020 Summer Reading Program, 165 adults and 182 children participated.  This is lower than a typical year, but still an achievement during the early stages of a pandemic.  Although many children were disappointed by a lack of in-person summer reading programs, they enjoyed getting personal attention from library staff while they were selecting their books to read at home.  One young girl proudly offered her library card at the checkout desk and grandly offered to pay for her whole family’s books with her library “credit card.”

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #12

Southern Area Agency on Aging, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to SAAA:  Seventy individuals, 60 and older, with income at or near the poverty level, received direct assistance with critical needs.  Thirty-one individuals received assistance with payment of utilities, home heating fuel was purchased for two clients, twenty-three clients received assistance with housing-related expenses (rent or mortgage), nine clients received help with vital home repairs, four older citizens received help with the purchase of medications, and one older adult received help with payment of utilities and housing.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #11

Friends of the Danville Public Library, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to Friends of the Danville Public Library, they were able to start the Second Chance Book Club, bringing a book club into the Women’s Jail Annex.  Seventy-one women, most of whom are self-described non-readers with an average third-grade reading level, have read 25 novels.  The children of the women in the club have even downloaded the books they are reading so they can talk about them during visits.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #10

Danville Science Center, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

Danville Science Center gives special thanks to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region for enabling them to bring an excellent exhibit to the region during 2020. In January, the Danville Science Center hosted a traveling exhibit titled “Sportsology.” This exhibit was a hit with families and children from across our area.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #9

NC MedAssist, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to NCMA: The purpose of this funding was to provide free prescription medication for low-income, uninsured residents in Caswell County. Funding from CFDRR allowed us to serve 21 patients and dispense 324 prescriptions with a value of $126,436.48. This funding came at a crucial time, as many of our patients are in the high-risk category for contracting COVID-19.  Thanks to this funding opportunity, our patients were able to receive their medication, mailed directly to their homes, decreasing their likelihood of exposure to the virus. NC MedAssist is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have partnered with CFDRR this past year, as we are seeing more people in need of our services than ever before. Without this funding, we do not believe we could have been as successful in our outcomes as we were.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #8

Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity: Crystal was looking for a better quality of life for herself and her three children. Their housing conditions were, and remain to be unfitting, with concern about living in an unsafe neighborhood. Her children are afraid to go outside. Every time they hear a loud noise, they are scared it is gunshots, which happen frequently in their neighborhood. Their Habitat for Humanity home will provide them with a large front and side yard for the kids to play outside and feel safe. This four-bedroom home will also allow each member of the family to have their own space and not be in a crowded apartment.

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CFDRR Article in the Chatham Star Tribune Progress Edition

The Community Foundation is honored to be recognized in the Chatham Star Tribune’s 2021 Progress Edition. Read the full article here.

25 Stories of Impact: Story #7

25 Stories of Impact: Story #7

HAVEN of the Dan River Region, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to HAVEN: With funds from the CFDRR grant, our agency was able to receive an up-to-date website that is user-friendly and informative.  HAVEN had an outdated website for a long period of time, and it has been beneficial to receive funds to have a site that is professionally created.  The outcome of this project allowed us to present more information about our services, gather donations to help maintain continued services to victims, and to provide awareness information about the dynamics of intimate partner violence.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #6

25 Stories of Impact: Story #6

SPCA of Pittsylvania County, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to SPCA: With grant funds we received from CFDRR, we were able to spay 20 dogs for citizens whose dogs had given birth to unwanted litters of puppies, and we were able to provide TNR (trap-neuter-release) services for 100 feral cats living in feral communities cared for by county residents.  It is very gratifying to know that we are giving a better quality of life not only to animals, but also to their caregivers and community as a whole.

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