Community Resources and Hanover County would like to thank our community partners and individual residents who have been sharing their time, talents and kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of your gifts of generosity have been informal neighbors helping neighbors or donating to efforts, supporting local businesses and sharing gratitude for front line medical or emergency personnel.
Others have answered our volunteer recruitment to provide support for community based initiatives such as our Meal Kit distributions, community testing events, blood donations, medical reserve corps and senior food deliveries.
Thank you for being the bright light during challenging times.
Community: Teens/Young Adult Volunteers
Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Function (MECF) is seeking volunteers age 14 and over to help hand out food to clients outside of their facility. Masks must be worn.
Location: 7235 Stonewall Pkwy, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
When: Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays 9am – 11:30am and 6pm- 8pm
How: Email Bonnie Hoffman – HoffmanBS@comcast.net
Parents must sign the volunteer form available at https://www.4mcef.com/
Youth can also help sort donations on Sundays (1st and 3rd) from 2- 3:30pm.
Hanover Community Resources
During this pandemic, as always, please remember, our team at Hanover Community Resources is here to assist you or your clients in finding available resources. We are here 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. You can call us at 804-365-4300. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanover DASH Celebrates 6-Month Anniversary with "Gifts of 6"
On June 12th Hanover DASH celebrated 6 months of continuous operation, despite the impact of COVID-19. This service provides invaluable transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, errands, and formal social programs for those 60+ and persons with a disability
To thank its loyal riders and to encourage new riders to “test ride” the service, Hanover DASH is offering the following enhancements as a pilot program:
“No Co-Pay Period” – Hanover DASH is waiving the $6.00 trip fee on all trips requested and occurring between June 12 to Sept 30th.
Expanded hours of operation: 6 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday
Employment Transportation is now an eligible Trip Type
Service Area now includes medical facilities at Stony Point
All riders must be registered before utilizing the service which includes transportation throughout the county and within a 7 mile area beyond the county boarder. Service also includes transportation to Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and all Hanover County government buildings. As noted, the program is further expanding to include added medical facilities at Stony Point.
A short registration form and documentation is required to confirm proof as resident of Hanover county, and age of 60 or over, or short term/ long term disability.
For more details call 804-365-DASH (3274) or visit www.HanoverDASH.org
Please note that cloth face masks and hand sanitizer are available to DASH riders upon request.
Social Services Cooling Assistance
Applications for help with your cooling bills or equipment needs are accepted online https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/ , by calling the Enterprise Customer Service Center at (855) 635 –
4370, and at your local department of social services from June 15 through August 15.
Cooling assistance provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. To be eligible, a household must contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, is living with a disability, or is under age 6.
See if you might be eligible at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/
Hanover Human Services Network Meeting
We invite community partners from faith based organizations, county government and local nonprofit human service organizations to join us for our next quarterly Human Services Network Meeting. This will be an opportunity for attendees to update others on current status of their programs and operations in light of COVID-19, as well as an opportunity to explore further collaborations to enhance services and respond to community needs. The meeting will be held via Webex on Thursday, July 9th from 3pm to 5pm
. Please submit your registration to attend HERE
. Deadline to register is
Tuesday, July 7.