Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Rappahannock United Way in the News

2021 Press Releases

Rappahannock United Way Shares COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

Over 1,100 people living in the Greater Fredericksburg Region of Virginia responded to the COVID-19 Impact Survey. These areas include the City of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties. The results of the COVID-19 Impact Survey provide important insights into the issues area households are facing during this time of profound uncertainty.

Rappahannock United Way Thanks Donors with Unique Display

Rappahannock United Way (RUW) is thanking donors from corporate campaign companies and local government campaigns with a unique display outside of its building on Shannon Park Drive.

Rappahannock United Way through a partnership with Recycled Rides and GEICO Will Donate a Refurbished Vehicle to a Deserving Fredericksburg Region Recipient in Need of Reliable Transportation

A deserving resident in the Fredericksburg Region will experience a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their family – thanks to Rappahannock United Way and car donor GEICO, along with the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program.

Rappahannock United Way Launches COVID-19 Impact Survey

In the midst of this crisis, RUW seeks to understand how local households are being affected. In order to assess the true impact of COVID-19 on our local community’s households, Rappahannock United Way is launching an online survey open to the general public.

Rappahannock United Way President, Janel Donohue, Celebrates Her 20 Year Work Anniversary with Rappahannock United Way

Rappahannock United Way (RUW) is celebrating the 20th work anniversary of Janel Donohue, President of Rappahannock United Way, with a $20 for 20 years fundraising campaign during the month of January.

2020 Press Releases

Rappahannock United Way Approves Grant to Support Rappahannock Area YMCA Virtual Learning Centers

Rappahannock United Way’s Board of Directors approved a $100,000 grant to support the Virtual Learning Centers of the Rappahannock Area YMCA. These Learning Centers will help cover the critical need for schoolwork assistance and schooltime childcare for working families as area schools move toward a hybrid learning plan. Families who are essential workers (teachers, healthcare providers, emergency responders) will be prioritized.

Rappahannock United Way and Community Leaders Kickoff Their 2020 Workplace Campaign Virtually

Rappahannock United Way’s 2020 Annual Workplace Campaign Kickoff was one to remember! The entire celebration was done virtually over the course of a week, in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Rappahannock United Way Celebrates the Unofficial Launch of the 2020 Workplace Campaign via Contactless Drive-Thru

Rappahannock United Way (RUW) celebrated the unofficial start to its 2020 Annual Workplace Campaign with a contactless drive-thru for its Volunteer Employee Campaign Coordinators, Sponsors and Tocqueville Donors. During the drive-thru, RUW staff provided coordinators with Campaign materials. Volunteers included members of the Women United Leadership Council.

Rappahannock United Way Distributes Free Face Coverings to Local Non-Profits

Rappahannock United Way (RUW) distributes thousands of free face coverings to over 20 local nonprofit organizations including the Rappahannock YMCA, Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board and Thurman Brisben Center in August 2020.

Rappahannock United Way is Proud to Announce the Newest Board Members

Rappahannock United Way is Proud to Announce the Newest Board Members for 2020 and extends many thanks to our recently 'retired' RUW Board Members.

COVID-19 Hit as Record Number of ALICE Families Were Priced Out of Survival

ALICE Report: A crisis in the making with a 59% increase in Virginia’s ALICE households over 10 years, fueled by high-priced basics and stagnant wages

Rappahannock United Way Helps Households Maintain Housing And Financial Stability.

Rappahannock United Way (RUW) was one of the first non-profits to answer the call for help in the wake of COVID-19. Now as our community prepares for long term recovery, RUW is set to continue their work for those who are ALICE.

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