Tidewater Arts Outreach is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 to bring music and arts experiences to people who have special needs and who are in hospitals, retirement homes, rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters and other facilities throughout Hampton Roads. These performances and programs promote human interaction, happiness and healing for people who have limited access to the arts due to health, economic or social circumstances. Last year, more than 8,000 people were reached through 28 Tidewater Arts Outreach programs at 71 locations. Tidewater Arts Outreach supports the spirit of empathy and caring in the music and arts community, and hundreds of artists have participated in its programs. For more info, visit TWartsOutreach.org.
Since its inception in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads has transformed the lives of more than 175 families within the region. Habitat SHR is a local non-profit that builds decent, affordable homes while offering an opportunity of home ownership to qualified low-income families.
"The Honor and Remember flag was established to create a national symbol of gratitude--a visible reminder that recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices made by those serving in our military, and that by flying it, we can all respectfully say 'Thank you'" to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for America and her citizens. ~Founder, George Lutz, father of fallen Serviceman Tony Lutz.
HOPE International is a Christian faith-based, non-profit organization focused on alleviating the many dimensions of poverty--physical, social and spiritual--through microenterprise development within more than a dozen countries around the world. HOPE provides small loans, as small as $50, to empower entrepreneurs to build better lives for themselves, their families and others in their communities.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c) (3) organization helping Servicemen and women who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. HFOT raises donations of money, land, building materials and professional labor and coordinates the process of building a new specially-adapted home to meet the needs of America's severely injured Service members. All of this assistance is provided at no cost to the veterans HFOT serves.
The Thomas Hartman Foundation seeks to provide grants for the newest and most innovative scientific projects which offer the best chance of the development of a cure for Parkinson's disease. In 2001 Father Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease--an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder affecting more than 1.5 million Americans today. Experts in the field have made their opinions public: With enough money for research, we can find a cure within 10 years. Now, even as he suffers the tragic affects of the disease, Father Tom is intent on funding essential research by the world's most promising scientists. Advances in the cure of Parkinson's will also contribute to the understanding of other devastating neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's, ALS and multiple sclerosis. Every dollar helps.
Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater F.A.C.T. is a not-for-profit organization which strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families in the greater Tidewater, Virginia area. F.A.C.T. promotes the creation of social, recreational and vocational programs designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with autism and supports the integration of these individuals into the community by providing social and communication models, with emotional and behavioral supports. Donations are greatly appreciated, tax-deductible and may be sent to:
PO Box 1195
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Hampton Roads Writers is a non-profit organization based in Tidewater, Virginia and comprised of professional and aspiring writers, friends and supporters of the arts who have joined together to promote the craft and passion of writing and the love of reading and literature in Virginia. HRW serves as a resource to the community by creating and supporting literary events throughout Hampton Roads.
Project Lifesaver International helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and other related disorders. Project Lifesaver also provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups which operate the Project Lifesaver program in their communities. Project Lifesaver's more than 1,000 participating agencies have performed a total of more than 1,900 searches in 10 years, with a 100 percent success rate.
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