New ways to support the Foundation

We have plenty of new opportunities coming up for you to help support our mission: to raise funds and secure resources to support vocational rehabilitation at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center leading to increased independence and employment of Virginians with disabilities. Read on to learn about planned giving, plus a save the date for the much anticipated annual Tailgate Throwdown!

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The mission of the WWRC Foundation is to support vocational training and physical rehabilitation through the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center. You can assist these programs as well through a number of planned giving options. A gift bequest is a way to have your support live on in perpetuity, which shares your values and will extend those values into the future. You can also have an attorney prepare a bequest to place WWRC Foundation into your will.

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A Special Visit

Governor Ralph Northam joined the team at WWRC for a tour this month. He is pictured here with the Manufacturing Technician Training (MTT) Program Instructor, Steve Sweeney and a current MTT student. The WWRC Foundation echos the Center’s sentiments of gratitude to the Governor and his guests. We felt honored to join in the visit today and are likewise proud to continue our support of the outstanding programs at WWRC! Read more about his visit here.

The Shane Padgett Story: Vocational Rehabilitation at the crossroads of disability and poverty

Join us for the May VR Workforce Studio Podcast as meet Shane Padgett and learn his story of becoming a long haul trucker, his disability and how vocational rehabilitation helped him gain the skills he needed for success in the trucking industry.

A Generous Gift

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We'd like to thank the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge for gifting a $3,000 grant for the VR Workforce Studio Podcast. We are honored to be working together as partners and appreciate their continued generosity and support our mission!

Save the Date!

The 4th Annual Tailgate Throwdown benefiting the WWRC Foundation will be August 17th, 2019 from
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Basic Beer City Co. Enjoy bands, food and brew and vote for your favorite dish as the Valley Hokies, Valley Hoos, JMU and VMI teams will be competing in a cooking Throwdown!