News Maker Elise Stine-Dolinar on Project Connect

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) will present Project Connect tomorrow June 3 at the Woodstock Moose Lodge 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Project Connect will have 50 different groups and organizations all under one roof.

Next Fri. June 10 another opportunity will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winchester’s  Charlotte DeHart Elementary School.

We spoke with the UWNSV Senior Director of Advancement Elise Stine-Dolinar about the event in our latest news maker.

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Elise tells us about all the different services and organizations that will be available at the events.

She also tells us of the scope of opportunities available.

Elise also tells us that volunteers are needed for a number of things.

For information and to volunteer or preregister for quicker access click here.

Click here for Elise’s interview.

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A Conversation with Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity

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Today’s conversation on The Valley Today is part of an ongoing partnership with United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Host, Janet Michael chats with Elise from United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and Kim Herbstritt from Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity. Listen to the conversation by clicking here.

Kim gave us some background on her organization and explained how their affordable housing program works. She talked about the types of families they’re looking for and their transition from being an affordable home builder to an affordable home developer. The agency is still seeking families for homes that are under construction in Winchester & Strasburg. Get details and start the application process on their website: https://blueridgehabitat.org/

She also told us about their home repair program. Habitat’s Home Repair program is an extension of their mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. It helps families maintain and stay in their homes and contributes to neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.  This program helps low-income families address repair needs in their homes by focusing on safety, accessibility and meeting municipal codes. By offering home improvements at an 80-95% reduction to homeowners, the program will help preserve and ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing in our community. Click here for more details and/or to fill out an application.

Kim also gave us details for an upcoming event: Facelift on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Individuals interested in volunteering or businesses who wish to put together a volunteer team can participate in the event which will focus on projects for homeowners in the north end of Winchester. All work will be exterior such as painting, landscaping, cutting back bushes, hauling junk, etc.

Before we wrapped up, Kim reminded us to shop the ReStore located at 400 Battaile Drive in Winchester. Their hours are Wednesday – Friday from 10am – 4pm; and Saturdays from 9am 3pm.

Elise gave us a quick rundown of upcoming United Way NSV projects and events including Project Connect, Day of Caring, and the Shenandoah Sprint Triathalon.

United Way Day: Winchester CCAP

We chatted with Elise from United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley and her guest, Andrea Cosans from Winchester CCAP about the impact her agency has had on those in need in our community. Andrea explained the role Winchester CCAP serves helping residents of Winchester/Frederick County through their food pantry, housing & financial assistance. Get more information on their website: https://www.ccapwinchester.org/

Elise reminded us about the Rubbermaid Sale happening on Saturday, January 29 from 9am – 12pm in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall. We also talked about the impact grants and the need for volunteers to help determine how the money is allocated. Get more information about UWNSV on their website: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/

United Way NSV: Every Dollar Counts

Our conversation today with Elise from United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley centered around small donations and the large impact they can have in our community.

Elise explained how many nonprofits in our area can leverage their monetary donations – no matter how small – for better deals on items they need when they need them.

We talked about the fund distribution process and she asked for community volunteers to serve on the committees. She also told us that until midnight on 12/31/21 you can make a donation and get an instant receipt for use on your 2021 tax returns. Do that here: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/

News Maker Elise Stine-Dolinar of United Way on the Alice program

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) will host a number of activities for the Alice emergency Fund.

Alice stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and is designed to help those needing minor financial assistance.

We spoke to UWNSV’s Senior Director of Advancement Elise Stine-Dolinar about the program in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Elise explains the program and how to get involved.

She goes on to explain that Nov. 15 through 19 there is a series of events that will bring awareness to the program and help raise funds for Alice.

Click here for Elise’s interview.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

News Maker Elise Stine-Dolinar of United Way on the Alice program

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) will host a number of activities for the Alice emergency Fund.

Alice stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and is designed to help those needing minor financial assistance.

We spoke to UWNSV’s Senior Director of Advancement Elise Stine-Dolinar about the program in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Elise explains the program and how to get involved.

She goes on to explain that Nov. 15 through 19 there is a series of events that will bring awareness to the program and help raise funds for Alice.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

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