Businesses of Rappahannock (BizRapp): Membership organization BizRapp works to promote the cultural and historic heritage and tourism opportunities of Rappahannock County as well as its retail, dining, hospitality and other Rappahannock-based business offerings, online at rappahannock. com and with an annual printed tear-off map distributed throughout the county. Contact BizRapp at [email protected] Foothills Forum: A nonprofit, nonpartisan group that provides research and reporting about Rappahannock County matters. Issues and trends surfaced in a 2015 survey conducted by the UVA Center for Survey Research. Recent reporting projects, pursued in partnership with Rappahannock Media (publisher of the Rappahannock News), have looked at broadband/cell coverage, land use and rural health care. For more information, visit foothills-forum. org or call 540-675-1207. For the Cats’ Sake is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spaying and neutering stray, feral and domestic cats, and thereby reducing the incidence of unwanted litters in Rappahannock and surrounding counties. We seek to stabilize feral cat colonies and reduce the homeless stray cat population, while also providing cats with healthier and happier lives. Visit forthecatssake.org for more information. Living Sky Foundation is an educational organization in support of the arts in that it educates, motivates and inspires individuals to achieve optimum well-being and a purposeful existence through a conscious reconnect with nature. Their services include curriculum development, community support, artist services, music and art enrichment programs and environmental stewardship. For program, member or volunteer information visit livingsky.org, email [email protected]ingsky.org or call 540-987-9288. Rappahannock Aging Together: Part of a regional partnership taking action to improve quality of life for older adults and their families. Meetings are 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Rappahannock County Library. Call 540-829-6405 or visit agingtogether.org. Rappahannock Animal Welfare League: RAWL rescues homeless dogs and helps pets find and stay in loving homes. RAWL’s shelter at 160 Weaver Road, Amissville, also offers spay and neuter programs and rabies clinics. Contact manager Patti Want (inforawl[email protected]) at 540-937-3336 or 540-937-3283, or visit rawldogs.org.
Rapp at Home, a membership organization, supports the day-today living needs of the community's seniors and helps seniors stay in their homes as they age. Services include transportation, grocery delivery, prescription pickups and several social activities each month. One call to 540-937-HOME (4663) can also help members navigate home health care and related assistance, identify other members and volunteers able to help and obtain paid and unpaid private services. Visit rappathome.org for more information. Rappahannock County Democratic Committee: Contact chair Ross O’Donoghue at 540987-8019 or visit rappdems.org. Rappahannock County Republican Committee: Contact chair Evelyn Kerr at 540-287-7514 or ko[email protected], or visit rapprepublicans.com. Rappahannock Food Pantry: Having moved in November 2016 from its longtime home in Little Washington to 11763 Lee Hwy., in Sperryville (across from the Glassworks Gallery), the Food Pantry is a volunteer nonprofit organization that assists Rappahannock residents who need food. Its Plant a Row Program also encourages Rappahannock gardeners to plant a little extra for the Pantry. Call the Food Pantry at 540-675-1177 or visit rappahannockpantry.org for more information, to donate or volunteer. Rappahannock Historical Society: Nonprofit committed to gathering, preserving and disseminating information about the history of Rappahannock County. Volunteer staff members assist with genealogical, property and other types of historical research for a fee. The society’s museum (328 Gay St., Washington) is open 11 to 5 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment, and the society has a growing collection of books on Rappahannock’s history for sale. Contact the society at 540-6751163 or rapphist[email protected]cast.net, or visit rappahannockhistsoc.org. Rappahannock Lions Club: Provides voluntary services throughout the community. The club meets at the Sperryville fire hall at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday. Contact president Larry Grove at 540987-8612 or [email protected] or membership chair Larry “Bud” Meyer at 540-675-3629. RappCats is a nonprofit organization that helps stray, abused, abandoned and unwanted cats in the county, and operates the county’s only state-approved cat shelter, which is in Flint Hill. For more information or to adopt, contact RappCats at 540-987-6050 or visit rap[email protected]pcats.org. Rappnet.org: A self-moderated email list by and for residents of Rappahannock County. Discussion is freewheeling and encompasses all subjects. Contact Eric Tollefson at er[email protected]pnet.org or visit rappnet.org. Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps: The corps serves Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties by establishing local teams of public health volunteers to strengthen the public health infrastructure and improve emergency preparedness and response. Contact Kathy Hatter at the Culpeper County Health Department (540-829-7350), email: [email protected]ginia.gov or visit vdh. virginia.gov/MRC/rrmrc. Rappahannock Senior Citizen Center: Open 10 to 2 Monday-Thursday at the Scrabble School, serving a hot lunch at noon and open to all county seniors aged 60 and up, with daily activities and trips. Monthly email calendar upon request. Contact manager Darcy Canton at 540-987-3638 or ising[email protected]mail.com. Scouting: Cub Scout Pack 123/Boy Scout Troop 36 are based at Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington. Contact Cubmaster / Scoutmaster Michael Del Grosso at 540-220-5495 or mjdel[email protected]gmail.com. Cub Scout Pack 316 and Boy Scout Troop 316 are based at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville. Contact Cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149 or [email protected], or Scoutmaster Chris Culbertson at 540-270-2252 or chmountain[email protected] For Girl Scouts in Rappahannock, contact Amo Merritt, service unit manager, at 540-987-8431, or visit gsvsc.org. Scrabble School Preservation Foundation: Supports the preservation of Scrabble School (111 Scrabble Road, Castleton), one of four Rosenwald Schools in Rappahannock County for African-American children during segregation. An exhibit, website and school outreach program focus on the school’s history. Contact Nan Butler Roberts at 540-222-1457 or con[email protected]bleschool.org, or visit scrabbleschool.org. Washington Ladies Auxiliary raises funds for Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and is best known for its Thrift Shop, next door to the fire station at 10 Firehouse Lane, open 10 to 5 Tuesday-Wednesday and 10 to 1 Saturday. Call 540-683-6499 for more information. Woodville Community Organization: Contact Jeff Light at 540-987-9523 or pastorjeffrey[email protected]
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