2020 Recipients

  • Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship - to replace two saddles, a damaged bulletin board and replace old storage cabinets used for veterinary, grooming and other supplies.
  • Earthquest Inc. - to build mews (safe and comfortable homes for the birds of prey) at a new location.
  • Gwyneth's Gift Foundation - purchase 240 Anytime Kits, The Hands-On CPR training which helps to ensure that those suffering an out of hospital cardiac arrest have a higher chance of survival.
  • John H. Enders Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company - to assist in implementation of a Junior Firefighters Program, ages 16 and 17 year old women and men, to generate an interest in becoming the community’s first responders to assist the public in their time of need.
  • LOWLINK – to purchase COVID-19 safety kits for volunteers and members.
  • Our Health, Inc. - to replace outdated computers at 10 lab workstations to include a teacher workstation, and to download updated software for some of the training programs used.
  • Piedmont Environmental Council - to purchase over 1,300 gallons of milk to be donated to food insecure members in the community.
  • Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center (SHCAC) - to provide phone interpretation services so that Spanish -speaking children who have been abused may receive forensic interviews at SHCAC; update website to include community information in both English and Spanish; for transportation vouchers; support training costs on child abuse interventions.
  • Stafford Hospital Foundation - to provide 25 iPads for the Stafford Hospital Women's and Pediatrics unit.
  • St. George's Episcopal Church - to assist with fresh produce deliveries.
  • Wings of Hope Ranch, Inc. - to purchase laptops and software for our staff to increase our operational efficiency and our capacity to assist children facing challenges.
  • Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity - to support home repair projects for those in need.
  • Blue Ridge Hospice - to make quality end - of - life care accessible and support their families and those effected by death and to advocate for patient comfort, dignity and choice.
  • Clark County Historical Association - to host a series of Historical Craft Workshops.
  • Cooking Autism, Inc. - to gather the special needs community for a series of important life-skills and cooking programs and purchase food, location rental and print.
  • Emerging STARS - to purchase a used van to provide transportation for 15 young adults with developmental disabilities to go out into the community to experience new activities and living life together.
  • Friends of the Rappahannock - to support environmental outreach programs.
  • Friends of Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing - leadership training, instructor certification, supplies, and equipment and reading materials.
  • G Cubed Ministries - to fund the Extraordinary Young Minds program which focuses on student’s good character, mutual respect and core values.
  • Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic (Formerly Tappahannock Clinic) - tto purchase monitoring systems and sensors to improve diabetes control and overall patient health.
  • Legal Aid Workers - to provide legal information to disadvantaged members of the community.
  • Mental Health America of Fredericksburg - funds will allow for suicide prevention education program to be provided to Caroline County Public Schools.
  • Rappahannock Area YMCA Caroline Family Branch - to offer a summer learning program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
  • Stafford Food Security, Inc. - to assist with operational support for the facility.
  • St. Jude of Massaponax/Knight of Columbus Council 13599 - allow 10 needy families with elementary-school children to receive free healthy groceries.
  • St. Luke Community Clinic - to purchase and install two new dental chairs.
  • Youth Development Center Inc. - to support the Baker’s Anchor Mentoring Summer Fest Scholarship program.

2019 Recipients

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, Madison Unit - to provide youth development programs.
  • C-CAP of Front Royal/Warren County - to purchase climate controlled food storage, new software system, and 3 laptops computers
  • Dance Matrix and Company, Inc. - to present 10 performance events, creative fees, administrative fees, promotional/office supplies, crew fees and transportation cost
  • Darbys Dancers - to purchase dance shoes, clothes, class props, costumes, recital tickets, photos and videos
  • Empowerhouse (formerly RCDV) - to provide support to victims and their families of domestic violence, to help pay for hotels, food, transportation, utility bills and rent
  • FISH of Clarke County LLC - to Purchase food, rent and other forms of financial assistance to needy members of the community
  • JAUNT Friends - to provide year round financial aid to passengers who cannot afford bus fares
  • Louisa Community Emergency Fund, INC - to provide assistance to people in crisis situations to meet housing needs
  • Louisa County Sheriff's Office Foundation - to Support Sheriff's Office Community outreach program Autism Awareness Festival, train local ministers and clergy to assist deputies with victims after violent crime or tragic events
  • Orange County Free Clinic - to provide support to help with costs related to Diabetic Patient Care & Management Program
  • Project Linus - to Purchase materials needed to make blankets to provide to hospital and shelters
  • Service Dogs of Virginia Inc. - to raise and train dogs to assist people with disabilities
  • The Arc of North Central Virginia - to Hold 2 Family Fun Days in October, one at the Fun For All Playground in Warrenton, one at the Bright Spot in Culpeper
  • Lake Anna Civic Association – to provide food to families challenged by economic circumstances and to seniors on a limited budget
  • Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company - to purchase portable speed bumps with reflective strips
  • Louisa Arts Center -to support their Summer Youth Arts Camps
  • King William Little League - to help with the purchase and installation of lights for the baseball field to increase participation and host tournaments
  • CornerStone Community Development Center -to purchase two chest freezers and one commercial refrigerator for storing food to distribute to food insecure families
  • Orlean Volunteer Fire Department - to purchase a compressor for recharging portable air tanks used by firefighters
  • Literacy Council of Madison County - to purchase Pre and High School equivalency materials for adult learners
  • Beaverdam Food Pantry -to purchase a walk-in cooler and a refrigeration unit to store food in order to provide hunger relief for children, families and seniors in Central Virginia
  • Amissville Community Foundation - to purchase food baskets for families in need in support of the Foundation’s Project Christmas 2019
  • Birthright of Fredericksburg - to make coupons available to expectant mothers experiencing financial hardship
  • Feeding Greene - for the purchase of food for families in need
  • Culpeper Community Development Corporation - to prevent eviction of individuals and families in need who would otherwise become homeless
  • Lake of the Woods Adaptive Watersports Foundation - to purchase an enclosed trailer to use as a First Aid command Center and equipment transport for veterans and children with disabilities - also for the purchase of a generator as well as two complete backboards
  • Glory Outreach/Salem Baptist Church - to provide supplemental food and clothing for individuals and families in need
  • Linden Volunteer Fire Department - to purchase four new chainsaws to replace old, ineffective equipment
  • Essex County Library - to purchase equipment for a library document station to meet the needs of the county’s rural population
  • Blue Ridge Singers - to purchase music for their Spring 2020 concert series
  • Louisa County Resource Council - to help impoverished adults age 21 and older receive emergency dental care
  • The Montpelier Foundation - for lumber and materials to rebuild three Civil War huts during Montpelier’s week-long Reconstruct expedition
  • Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) - for registration fees for JVG teachers to attend the National Training Seminar


REC Names New Western Region Manager

Monday | January 4, 2021
REC has promoted Shawn McDonough to serve as REC’s Western Region Manager.
Flooding and freezing rain were not what we had hoped for to kick off the New Year, but Mother Nature seems to have other plans.

Lighting the Future: REC Offers Scholarships

Thursday | December 31, 2020
REC knows the importance of a solid education, whether it be from a four-year university or a trade school.