In June, Boys Home of Virginia was hit by two strong storms, both leaving damage in their path. On June 16, in Alleghany County, a heavy, intense wind storm swept through the area leaving trees and branches down, damage to houses and buildings, and thousands without power. A week later, on June 23, Boys Home was in the path of a storm that brought heavy downpours and flooding waters to the area. Boys Home, fortunately, had no damage to buildings during the wind storm and was not among the hardest hit areas during the flooding. However, we have sustained damage to several parts of the campus that will require extensive repairs.
Boys Home is thankful to the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in the Diocese of Southern Virginia for blessing our graduating seniors with a love offering through the “God Bless the Children” project. Nancy Sands, president of the ECW for Southern Virginia, joined us for the 2016 Awards Banquet to present the seniors with their gift.
Click HERE and scroll to page 12 of the newsletter from the Dioceses of Southern Virginia to read a nice article about the project.
Back in January, our guys had the privilege of visiting the Country Club of Virginia and touring their culinary facilities, arranged by Boys Home Board Member Mr. Len Slater. The boys spent the day at the Country Club of Virginia, eating lunch and learning about career paths in culinary arts.
The Country Club of Virginia wrote a great article about the visit. You can find the article by CLICKING HERE.
Roanoke’s WSLS Channel 10 featured Boys Home in a story about houseparents Ronnie and Linda Angle. Houseparents live with the boys on campus when they’re working and work 4 day shifts. They run each cottage as a household and take care of everything from waking the boys up in the morning to completing daily paperwork for each boy.
Ronnie and Linda Angle have been with us as houseparents for 5 years at Boys Home. As a married couple, they work in separate cottages during their shifts and live on campus when they’re off shift. They’ve impacted many lives during their 5 years here at Boys Home.