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Mar 27, 2020

We were in the studio for a conversation with Elise from United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and Bob Boutler, President of Faithworks about the recent grant his organization received from United Way NSV's COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Faithworks, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, faith-based Community Housing Development Organization. They work throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley to meet the needs of low income and A.L.I.C.E. (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) individuals and families and address the need for more affordable housing in the region.

Their mission is to renew communities, and the lives of individuals and families that live in them. To accomplish that mission, they offer the following services:

    • Offer financial assistance and support services to address the need for stable, safe, affordable, permanent housing for low income and homeless individuals and families in our community;
    • Provide assistance with basic needs (food, shelter, utility payments, etc.) when appropriated funds are available;
    • Partner with city and county governments, developers, for-profit businesses, non-profit agencies, churches, civic organizations, etc. to develop affordable housing and multi-use facilities (community centers, recreation areas, nonprofit offices, etc.); and
    • Coordinate human and financial resources to create affordable, supportive housing for low-income individuals.
We talked about the recent grant Faithworks received from the United Way NSV's COVID-19 Relief Fund and the impact it will have on those with housing insecurities in our community. For more informatioin about Faithworks, visit their website: Elise gave us an update on the giving status of the relief fund and shared where people can make donations and get additional information. You can find those details on their website: