Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia provides quality after-school and summer programs which promote and enhance the development of boys and girls ages 5-18. The organization’s mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, productive citizens.” By providing a safe environment and an encouraging, professional staff, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia prove year after year that “great futures start here.”
Michael Waldvogel is immediate past president of the Board of Trustees and has served on the Board since 2001. Michael founded Four on the 4th, a four mile charity run benefiting the organization and Krista Vannoy serves as Race Director for the run; in its inaugural year (2011), the race generated more than $23,000 in new income for the organization.
Saint Francis Service Dogs
Saint Francis Service Dogs is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist children and adults with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient through partnership with a professionally trained service dog. The largest service dog organization in Virginia, Saint Francis has placed many professionally trained service dogs to assist people with a wide range of disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, joint and/or muscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, paralysis, Parkinson’s Disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other disabling conditions.
Krista Vannoy volunteers as a Puppy Handler, assisting in the transition of puppies who have been raised by inmates at Bland Correctional Center into advanced training by providing socialization opportunities. This work is supported by everyone at Waldvogel Commercial Properties, as the puppies in Krista’s care come to the office daily.