Giving Back - Supporting our Community
The New River Valley is the community we call home, in most cases, for both our professional & personal lives. It is important to the NRVHBA to give back. In fact, it is our part of our mission. When you support one of our events, we are able to share pass that support through activities, events & Organizations like these:
- Scholarships for NRV High School Students who are pursuing a college education in the construction industry at Virginia’s Colleges, Trade Schools and within Working Internships. To learn more, Visit us at http://www.nrvhba.com/about-nrvhba/scholarship for more information on the NRVHBA Rick Whitney Memorial Scholarship.
- The “Cook Your Heart Out” Charity Cooking Contest where 3 local Non-Profits battle it out, “Chopped” style, for $1000 grand prize during the Home Expo. Contestants are judged on appearance, creativity, and taste when using 2 “secret” ingredients per appetizer, main course and dessert round.
- NRVHBA charitable donations include time, Service and funds to programs such as: Toys for Tots, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP), & NRV Habitat for Humanity.
- Growth of Community & Family events like Touch-A-Truck where we encourage children to experience the Building Industry first hand. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/Touch.A.Truck.NRV/
MCEAP - Building Addition
In October 2016, our charitable contributions committee recruited a few volunteers from Shelter Alternatives, Inc, G and H Appliances, Bowers Custom Barns, and MCEAP to work on creating an enclosure at MCEAP's Thrift Store in Christiansburg.
A few weeks later, a team from Slate Creek Builders finished framing and installing a door to the addition/closure.
The New River Valley Homebuilders Association and the Blacksburg Library successfully placed a little library at Nellie’s Cave Park September 2016.
NRVHBA Wheelchair Ramp Project for Blue Ridge Independent Living
The New River Valley Home Builders Association, a professional trade organization dedicated to being the respected voice of the residential and commercial building industry, recently completed a wheelchair ramp project for Blue Ridge Independent Living. The project was also sponsored by Home Depot with a $500 gift card donation. Volunteers pictured are David Zier of G&H Appliance, Rick Hyatt of Atmosphere Builders Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, and Joseph Rogers; others included Tim Lawrence of Blue Ridge Home Improvement, Jason Boyle of Green Valley Builders, and Jason Ewing of Ewing Building and Remodeling.
NRVHBA donates $155 to the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program, Inc.
MCEAP serves individuals and families in Montgomery County who are in temporary financial crisis and need help obtaining food, clothing, rent, heating, utilities, gasoline, furniture and/or prescription medications. > Read more (PDF)
NRVHBA gave $200 to Toys For Tots’ Christmas in July campaign, and an additional $200 to MCEAP on top of individual donations.