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Community Impact Foundation

The First National Bank Community Impact Foundation presented five area non-profits each with $2,350 as part of the Fall 2023 distribution.


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Red Truck Ministry is a local non-profit organization that seeks to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and serve citizens who are in the eight food deserts in the Greater Lynchburg area. Since 2017, the organization has served over 55,000 people with 8.5 million pounds of food, and counting.

Harmony Day Support is a local non-profit organization that provides individual encouragement and support to adults with various levels of developmental disabilities to help them lead lives of harmony and balance. The organization provides caring support to help each individual be the best they can be. 

God's Pit Crew is a local non-profit, faith based, disaster response team that wishes to bring hope, healing and restoration to those in times of crisis. Since 1999, the team has responded to disasters across the world. 

Miriam's House is a local non-profit organization that strives to serve people who are vulnerable in our communities, while also working to end homelessness. In the last ten years alone, 98 percent of persons served did not become homeless again. 
 
Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville is a local non-profit organization that offers comfort and refuge to families who have children receiving care in the nearby hospital. The house hosts nearly 1,000 families every year. 

 

The First National Bank Community Impact Foundation presented four area non-profits each with $2,000 as part of the Spring 2023 distribution.

Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association is a local non-profit organization serving those diagnosed with cancer in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. All donations are used to provide cancer related prescriptions, travel reimbursement, medical supplies and equipment to the community.

ACHIEVE of Central Virginia is a local non-profit organization that assists adults with disabilities or disadvantages achieve greater independence and self-esteem through structured programs of activities, adult day support, vocational training and employment services.

Camp Holiday Trails is a local non-profit camp providing children with medical needs the opportunity to experience a positive camp experience. It is a space where everyone can feel physically and emotionally protected, respected and important. 

Patrick Henry's Red Hill is the final home and burial site of Patrick Henry, a native of Virginia and Founding Father of the United States. Since 1944, Red Hill has been restored and maintained to inspire a better understanding of Colonial History. 

 

The First National Bank Community Impact Foundation presented five area non-profits each with $2,600 as part of the Fall 2022 distribution.


 
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Children's Assistive Technology Services (CATS) is an organization that provides mobility and opportunity to children in need in our community. CATS provides refurbished pediatric equipment, at no cost, to families with children with disabilities. First National Bank and the Community Impact Foundation stand for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility for all people. 

Brookneal Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) is a nonprofit organization that prides itself on providing food bags and financial assistance to those in need in and around the Brookneal community. The First National Bank Community Impact Foundation aims to recognize those organizations making a positive impact in the local community, and the Brookneal Emergency Assistance Ministry exemplifies this ideal. 

Brook Hill Farms Retirement Center for Horses provides a safe place for horses to retire and rehabilitate, along with offering the ability for people of all ages to enjoy the therapeutic nature of riding through their Rockin’ Riders program. Animals are a huge part of daily life for many people, and First National Bank’s Community Impact Foundation recognizes this impactful outlet provided to the community. 

God’s Storehouse is an organization that provides meals, education and vital household items for those in need in the Danville Community and surrounding areas. The organization, along with the Community Impact Foundation, envisions communities in which all members can be both fed and nurtured. 
 
Smokestack Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating quality, exciting and transformative theatre programing for the cultural enrichment of the Danville community. The First National Bank Community Impact Foundation is grateful for the continued work of the Smokestack Theatre Company to provide this service to the community.


The First National Bank Community Impact Foundation presented five area non-profits each with $2,400 as part of the Spring 2022 distribution.


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Rush Homes assists members of the community by providing affordable and accessible housing for those with low income and disabilities. This mission aligns with that of the Community Impact Foundation, which is to assist those in the community in obtaining safe and affordable homes. Rush Homes is a vital organization to our community and provides invaluable resources to those in need.

Isaiah 117 House assists members of the community by providing physical and emotional support in a safe and welcoming environment for children awaiting foster care placement. The mission of this organization aligns with that of the Community Impact Foundation, as it strives to better the lives of youth in our community.

246 The Main Cultural Arts Theatre provides an outlet for members of the community to express and engage themselves with the arts. While providing this opportunity, along with countless others, this organization also provides scholarship opportunities to a deserving theatre major in the community. This mission aligns with that of the Community Impact Foundation – to support education initiatives in our area.

House of Hope is a vital resource for those in the Danville area and the surrounding communities. Shelter is a basic necessity that all should have access to regardless of circumstances. House of Hope provides this necessity to those in need, while also cultivating community relationships and fostering social connections

Pittsylvania County Community Action assists members of the community by opening doors for better opportunities and better quality of life while increasing self-sufficiency. The mission of this organization aligns with the purpose of the Community Impact Foundation, which is to provide support for organizations that aim to assist those in need in our communities.


First National Bank Community Impact Foundation presented four area non-profits each with $3,000 as part of the Fall 2021 distribution.

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Roads to Recovery is a local organization that looks to assist those who struggle with substance abuse find and sustain recovery. The organization also looks to remove the stigma of asking for help. 

National Center for Healthy Veterans is an organization who's mission is to return veterans healthy back to America after combat, and also assist in finding those who served better opportunities for healthy lives and great job opportunities. 

Lynchburg Daily Bread is an organization that assists members in the Lynchburg community who are in search of a meal by providing hot, nutritious and free options for those who have come upon hard times, no matter what they may be.  

Danville/Pittsylvania Cancer Association is an organization that serves those who have been diagnosed with cancer in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. The organization provides cancer-related prescriptions, travel reimbursement and medical supplies and equipment in the community.

First National Bank Community Impact Foundation presented three area non-profits each with $2,850 as part of the Spring 2021 distribution.



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Altavista Area Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing for families in need of a home. More affordable housing means more people with a safe, secure place to rest. Like food, shelter is an essential human need, and the Community Impact Foundation is pleased to assist Altavista Area Habitat with executing their mission and providing for those in need.

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, located in Boonsboro, offers outdoor enrichment activities for any age group. Celebrating 71 years of service in 2021, Camp Kum-Ba-Yah has been at the fore of social justice since its inception in 1950. Working to bring people of diverse backgrounds and experiences together, especially young people, the Camp continues to set an example for outdoor leadership and youth outreach programming.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Lynchburg branch serves thousands of meals each month, alleviating the impact of hunger and food insecurity. Food is an essential human need; when a person is hungry or anxious about where their next meal will come from, they are not equipped to do and be their best. Thank you to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, for your continuing efforts to lessen the impact of hunger and food insecurity in our region.


Community Impact Foundation makes second distribution despite social distancing

March 2020

First National Bank’s Community Impact Foundation donated its second round of funds in late March to three local non-profit organizations supporting our service area. The Jubilee Family Development Center, Miriam’s House, and the Claire Parker Foundation were the three recipients chosen by the employee-led steering committee of the Community Impact Foundation. Due to social distancing measures, the Community Impact Foundation was not able to hold an in-person ceremony for the distribution. We are pleased to support the efforts of these organizations, to cultivate talent and character in people of all ages, to provide a stable place to live for those facing homelessness, and to offer care and comfort for families facing the fight of childhood cancer.


Community Impact Foundation celebrates first distribution with area non-profits

November 2019

First National Bank employees joined their co-workers on the Community Impact Foundation steering committee on Wednesday, November 13th for the first distribution presentation in the endowment's history. Representatives from Altavista YMCA, Lynchburg Daily Bread, Lynchburg Meals on Wheels, and Patrick Henry Family Services joined us on November 13th