The first volunteer fair is scheduled for Sat. 5/14

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Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) and the Wednesday Group are hosting the first Warren County Volunteer Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

The fair was announced at the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce website to be held at Samuel’s Public Library.

Nonprofits that will be there include Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Warren Coalition and more.

Any nonprofits interested in participating in the fair should contact Samuel’s Public Library in Front Royal.

Contact Michelle Toss at Samuel’s Public Library at (540) 635-3153.

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WPD suggest using nonprofits to help those in need

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A social media post from the Winchester Police Department (WPD) request that people use nonprofits to properly distribute items.

Several piles of items have begun to collect in the City of Winchester and it has become a concern for the Police Department.

The items were intended, by well meaning people, to be used by homeless individuals.

When the homeless person doesn’t need or want the item it stays where it lays.

These items have begun to pile up on the sidewalk.

The WPD suggest that if you wish to donate do it through a nonprofit that will insure that the items get to those who will accept them.

There is a website available to find a nonprofit that can help by clicking here.

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REC awards grants to 14 local organizations

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Fourteen local organizations were recently awarded grants totaling over $72 thousand from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC).

Over 27,000 REC member owners donated to the cooperative’s power of change charitable program.

Recipients include Faithworks and Literacy Volunteers both of Winchester as well as Northern Virginia’s 4-h Center along with 11 other nonprofits.

Connect at for more information as well as applications for the program.

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UWNSV donates 10% more than last year

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley recommits to the nonprofits of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

The organization is pledging over $505,000 to 36 Education, Financial Stability and Health Programs.

The amount is 10% more than they were able to distribute to nonprofits last year.

Some of the beneficiaries include:

Healthy Families of Northern Shenandoah Valley receiving $4,650

Healthy Families of Shenandoah and Page receiving $10,000

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley receiving $3,500

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum receiving $14,267

Winchester Day Preschool receiving $15,000

Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity receiving $37,000

Blue Ridge Housing Network, Inc. receiving $10,000

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. receiving $11,765

Concern Hotline receiving $10,000

Choices of Page County Inc. receiving $8,000.

Among other organizations.

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