Check Presentation 2020 Awards
2020 Award Recipients
Local Office on Aging ⇨ Since 1972, the Local Office on Aging (LOA) has provided a variety of community-based services to help seniors from the Roanoke Valley to the Alleghany Highlands. LOA helps seniors to maintain their independence for as long as possible and help to ensure that our communities remain friendly to seniors. LOA also provides Meals-on-Wheels and diners clubs, volunteer opportunities and caregiver services. In addition, LOA helps seniors find assistance with personal care, emergency needs or legal problems, with essential transportation and even a fan or air conditioner. LOA has expanded their offerings to include new programs such as Assisted Transportation and Care Transitions to better meet the changing needs of seniors.
Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries ⇨ Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries (SAEM) was created in 1997 and consists of various persons and pastors from Salem, VA, western Roanoke County and local service agencies working together to serve people in need in the community. SAEM facilitates awareness and access to available community resources and promotes cooperation among various churches and civic organizations to address community needs. SAEM also contributes numerous volunteer hours within the community and provides financial support to many local social programs.
Valley Interfaith Child Care Center ⇨ Established in 2004, Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC) believes a society must care for its youngest and most vulnerable members. Since cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development begin at birth, VICCC strives to make the earliest and most formative experiences of the lives of children positive and rewarding. Through cooperation with governments, local social service agencies, various civic groups, businesses and individuals, along with the special support of New River Valley faith communities, VICCC’s goal is to create high-quality, affordable, educational and nurturing care for young children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) of income-eligible, working families in the New River Valley.