This author Olivia Beavon has created 29 entries.

25 May

Gathering Data-Assessment team seeks information reflecting area health care needs, safety concerns

Lynchburg, VA (News & Advance) /Health-care providers in Central Virginia are on the last leg of gathering data on resident health as part of a large-scale effort to enact empowering community change. The Community Health Needs Assessment, which is something Centra is required to do every three years as a system with state-licensed, tax-exempt hospitals, has a mid-June deadline for data collection. A key part of the data that’s being collected in 2018 and is new to this assessment cycle, according to...

24 May

Day of Caring Brings 850 Volunteers to Lend a Helping Hand

Central Virginia (News & Advance): After days of perpetual rainfall, several Lynchburg nonprofits and organizations caught a break of sunshine Wednesday for the annual Day of Caring. The event, sponsored by United Way of Central Virginia, is in its 26th year and provides an opportunity for organizations, corporations, businesses and individuals to come together to lend a hand. This year about 850 volunteers, up from 800 last year, came out to support nearly 40 local nonprofits and log about 4,000 volunteer-hours...

23 Apr

United Way hosts 27th Annual ‘Lynchburg Cooks’ event

Lynchburg, VA (WSET) Lynchburg is looking to end hunger with a cook off. The United Way of Central Virginia is hosting their 27th annual ‘Lynchburg Cooks for Hunger Relief’ event at Phase 2 Monday. Local Restaurants participating in the event include: -Charley’s Restaurant -Bull’s Steakhouse -Iron & Ale -Water Dog -Perky’s Restaurant -And others One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will be given to Bedford Christian Ministries, Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living and Park View Community Mission. The event will be held from 6 PM – 9...

03 Apr

Lynchburg Man Wins Keys to a Brand New Car

We gave away a brand new Honda Fit to Frank Buhler, a generous donor, at our Annual Awards Breakfast on Thursday, March 29 at the Kirkley Hotel. We were so excited to present him with a brand new car, thanks to¬†Billy Craft Honda. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The United Way of Central Virginia gave away a big prize on Thursday. Frank Buhler of Lynchburg received the keys to a brand new Honda Fit, after he was...

13 Mar

UWCV Draws 5 Finalists for Honda Giveaway

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Five finalists have been chosen in a drawing to win a brand new car, donated to help the United Way of Central Virginia. Billy Craft Honda in Lynchburg donated a 2017 Honda Fit, valued at more than $21,000, to the United Way of Central Virginia for their annual campaign. Almost 3,000 people donated $100 or more to be entered to win. The 2017 campaign raised more than $2 million for the United Way of Central Virginia...

08 Mar

“Gus the Learning Bus” headed to Campbell County neighborhoods

CAMPBELL CO., Va. (WSET) – All aboard! “Gus the Learning Bus” is coming to two neighborhoods in Campbell County. United Way in Lynchburg explains that “Gus the Learning Bus” is a mobile preschool classroom. On the bus you’ll find blocks, puzzles, dolls, and plenty of books. For the last several years they’ve taken it to community events throughout central Virginia. Currently they are partnering with Campbell County Schools to identify two locations that need additional support when it comes to early learning. “Of course...

09 Feb

Celebrating the Work & History of VIRGINIA 2-1-1

Today is 2-1-1 Day! Did you know that we provide 211 VIRGINIA as a referral resource to those looking for help? 2-1-1 is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year FREE service. All you have to do is dial 2-1-1! For more than 20 years, United Ways across the US have supported 211. 211 also plays a critical and strategic key role in our fight for the health, education, financial stability and basic human needs...
20 Dec

United Way Provides Holiday Backpack Meals for Elementary Students, Looks for Donations

December 20, 2017 Our Director of Marketing & Communications was recently interviewed on our Sustaining Our Students Backpack Program and why this need is so great! WSET has the full story here. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — United Way of Central Virginia’s Sustaining Our Students Backpack Program is now underway. They are feeding 31 Big Island Elementary School students over the holidays. Over the school year, they provide a total of 92 area elementary students with food.Reports show 1 in 6 children don’t have...

12 Dec

Study Finds One-Third of VA Children Not Ready for Kindergarten

December 12, 2017 Our Director of Education Programming was recently interviewed to comment on the study finding that one-third of VA children are not ready for Kindergarten. WSET ABC 13 reported the story. To view the full report & video, click here. : LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — A new study shows that one third of Virginia children are not ready for Kindergarten. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission’s report also said that the less than half of the commonwealth’s school divisions...