Community Matters

This week we are featuring a 2-part series on Transitions4You, an organization based in Fredericksburg and serving the region in empowering, equipping and reclaiming the lives of displaced in Virginia one family at a time. They work with families who are transitioning to permanent housing,...

This week we have the honor to speak with 2 pastors in the Fredericksburg area, Pastor Ernest Custalow with Grace Church of Fredericksburg, and Rev. Dr. Raymond A. Bell, Jr., Senior Pastor of Mount Hope Baptist Church in Fredericksburg. On Sunday, November 1st they along...

This week we are catching up with Elizabeth Gilkey from the Fredericksburg Food Bank! Tune in to hear more about how they get their support from the community, how you can get involved, and to learn general information about hunger in the area. [audio mp3="https://wper.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/10172020-CM-FredFoodBank.mp3"][/audio]...

This week we talk with Jan Monroe, President and Co-Founder of StepVA, an organization based in Fredericksburg, VA with a mission to empower people with special needs through artistic expression and sensory exploration. We're also joined by 3 participants in the program (Adelynn, Bridget and...

This week we get to connect again with Anne Miller, President of the Home Educators Association of VA, to talk about resources that are available to parents that are still new to the homeschooling process for 2020. She discusses many different areas of support including...

This week we talk with a recipient of a shoebox from Samaritan's Purse "Operation Christmas Child" program and hear his story of what it was like to receive that blessing, and how his life has changed since that one day many years ago. He is...

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This week we talk with Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President AARP Foundation, about resources available to those impacted by the Covid-19 shutdown. She discusses resources available to help those find new employment, or for those interested in starting their own businesses, and also ways the community...