Stories of Impact

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, The Community Foundation will be posting 25 stories of impact with images and quotes from 2020 grant recipients. Check back each Thursday evening for that week’s story!

Also check out our “Throwback Thursday” posts on Facebook, beginning May 20, 2021, featuring 25 archival stories and images from The Community Foundation’s history!

25 Stories of Impact: Story #1

Caswell County Parish, 2020 Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Competitive Grant Recipient

“Families faced with termination of utility service or who have empty tanks and no funds with which to buy LP gas or oil or kerosene are in crisis, especially in cold weather when it comes down to the possibility of having to leave the home to stay warm and preserve food.  The stress level of those coming in for assistance is extremely high and the relief they exhibit when a plan is finally devised and assistance is provided is immense.  There are tears and many expressions of gratitude.  These are not people who casually check to see what is available.  Their backs are against the wall.  They are not between a rock and a hard place.  They are ON the rock with nowhere else to turn.  We are their last resort.”

If you would like to financially support programs such as this, please contact our office. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your donation options with you. #cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears

25 Stories of Impact: Story #2

Danville Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc., 2020 Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Competitive Grant Recipient

For many years, The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has worked with Tommy Pruett, Executive Director of the Danville Life Saving Crew. The Foundation extends our condolences to Tommy’s family, friends, and colleagues at the Danville Life Saving Crew.

“For over 30 years, the Danville Life Saving Crew has provided an Emergency Medivac Heliport for the specific purpose of extending to our local hospital the ability to send patients to an acute care facility that can better serve the patient health care needs in emergent situations. The helipad was deteriorating and had reached the point of being obsolete. The concrete pad had severe cracks and its lighting was now outdated. When the project was completed, operation of our Heliport resumed. We hardly “missed a beat” in providing for air transports. Signage has recently been installed in public view that gives credit to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region and to SOVAH-Health Danville for making this improvement possible.”

If you would like to financially support programs such as this, please contact our office. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your donation options with you. #cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears