Going beyond the numbers, here are three examples of how Hampton Roads Community Foundation grants help area people lead better lives:
- Walk In It added five more Virginia schools in Chesapeake and Suffolk to its program. There are
Walk In It participants in Suffolk
- Building Trades Academy of the Tidewater Builders Association is able to prepare 15 more low-income students this year for careers. They will learn to be facility maintenance workers for area apartments and commercial buildings. The academy teaches the basics of carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and heating and cooling. Hands-on internships with area companies are part of the program.
- Mercy Medical Angels now has the funds on hand to buy gas cards or bus or train tickets to help sick children from lower-income families travel for specialized medical care not available in the Hampton Roads region. Among the beneficiaries is a recent Virginia Beach student whose rare gastrointestinal illness requires treatment by a Winston-Salem, N.C. specialist. Our grant helps cover transportation costs, which lessens the financial burden for this patient and her family.