ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday, Total Action for Progress (TAP) celebrated 55 years of service to the Roanoke Valley with a new campaign they are calling, “Bringing Hope Home.”
The non-profit aims to help families and individuals in the Roanoke Valley get out of poverty. Officials say this pandemic has increased the needs of clients they serve, so now they need help closing the financial gap.
Officials said their goal is to raise $150,000 dollars by June 30, 2021. So far, with 100-percent support from their board, a total of $94,590 has been raised. Corporate sponsors are also spearheading efforts with commitments from more than 15 businesses in the area, including:
- Atlantic Union Bank
- Bank of Botetourt
- Brown Edwards
- Carter Bank & Trust
- Delta Dental of Virginia
- First Citizens Bank
- JM Ford and Associates
- Marsh & McLennan Agency
- Member One
- NCG- IT Solutions
- Pinnacle Financial
- Roanoke Gas Company
- Roanoke Higher Education Center
- Roanoke Valley Orthodontics
- Spilman Thomas & Battle
- Woods Rogers
“There are four areas of TAPs work that this campaign will support: education and employment, domestic violence and family services, housing, and financial services,” explained Sandra Pratt with TAP.
Savyon Prather, a graduate of TAP’s Youth Build program, was honored as the client of the year on Tuesday. He says his wish was to help raise funds so that the non-profit can help more young men in the community.
Ted Edlich, too, was honored with the Cabell Brand award.
All funds raised by TAP are dispersed to local efforts in the Roanoke Valley.
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