Directory of regional justice organizations [nlcf]ers have been involved with:
Habitat for Humanity strives to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. To date, Habitat has provided over 225,000 homes for more than 1 million people worldwide. These homes are built solely through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. We set up several build dates each semester for volunteers to build homes in the New River Valley. Volunteers are needed to build along with donations of materials such as lumber, sheet rock, or monetary donations.
Prison Fellowship partners with local churches across the country to minister to a group that society often scorns and neglects: prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. God, unlike the world, has always chosen to identify closest with those who are isolated and broken. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison, and you came to visit me . . . I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:35-36, 40).
Joni and Friends ministers to the disabled community by communicating the gospel and equipping churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities (the scope of those affected by disability goes far beyond the person with the disability; it includes their family, friends, co-workers, etc.). We sponsor programs such as family retreats, Wheels for the World, church and community education, media ministries and more.
Appalachian Service Project strives to engage students, faculty, community members, and Hokies worldwide in service by taking weekend trips to serve in impoverished Appalachian regions (areas that surround Virginia Tech such as West Virginia, southwest Virginia, etc). During these trips, we make emergency home repairs to homes in the area such as giving families running water for the first time, repairing roofs, repairing foundations, etc. We also strive to draw closer to God’s will and create lasting relationships with homeowners and between team members. No construction experience necessary.