Rockbridge Area Relief Association

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When was your organization founded and what is its mission statement?

1972 – “To aid Rockbridge area households in a time of emergency when help is needed to meet life’s basic needs of food and safe, warm shelter.”

Who is your director?

Kitty Brown

What programs and services does your organization offer and to whom are they offered?

Food, Utilities, Heating, Fuel, and Rent when possible. Eligible households up to 250% of federal poverty level.

Please list any available statistics demonstrating your organization’s recent successes:

RARA’s food pantry serves an average of 600 families each month; from 1/1/2015 thru 9/30/2015, RARA assisted 832 families (1,975 individuals) with utilities, fuel, and rent.

Please list any community partnerships (existing or planned):

RARA partners with Campus Kitchens and with the Community Table.

Please list your organization’s website and links to any social media accounts:
Why is working for this organization important to you?

I feel it is important to help others and I believe that charity begins at home and with our neighbors.