Giving Back - Supporting our Community

The New River Valley is the community we call home, in most cases, for both our professional & personal lives. It is important to the NRVHBA to give back. In fact, it is our part of our mission. When you support one of our events, we are able to share pass that support through activities, events & Organizations like these:

  • Scholarships for NRV High School Students who are pursuing a college education in the construction industry at Virginia’s Colleges, Trade Schools and within Working Internships. To learn more, Visit us at for more information on the NRVHBA Rick Whitney Memorial Scholarship.
  • The “Cook Your Heart Out” Charity Cooking Contest where 3 local Non-Profits battle it out, “Chopped” style, for $1000 grand prize during the Home Expo. Contestants are judged on appearance, creativity, and taste when using 2 “secret” ingredients per appetizer, main course and dessert round. 
  • NRVHBA charitable donations include time, Service and funds to programs such as: Toys for Tots, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP), & NRV Habitat for Humanity. 
  • Growth of Community & Family events like Touch-A-Truck where we encourage children to experience the Building Industry first hand. To find out more, visit

Toys for Tots Donation at the Holiday Dinner

A huge thanks to our members who stepped up and brought gifts to donate to less fortunate families during the families. Hank Ross, from the US Marine Corp's Toys for Tots Program, left the evening with a full heart, a car load of toys, and a cash donation to help supplement any additional supplies they need.  A big thanks for all they do in our area to help children have a Christmas! 

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MCEAP - Building Addition

In October 2016, our charitable contributions committee recruited a few volunteers from Shelter Alternatives, Inc, G and H Appliances, Bowers Custom Barns, and MCEAP to work on creating an enclosure at MCEAP's Thrift Store in Christiansburg. 

MCEAP group

Little Library

The New River Valley Homebuilders Association and the Blacksburg Library successfully placed a little library at Nellie’s Cave Park September 2016.

Little Library

VOLUNTEER with Smart Beginnings’ Reading Hour program

Reading HourThrough your service, you will help change a child’s academic path by encouraging a love for reading and being a positive mentor.

Reading Hour is a program in which adult volunteers are paired, one-to-one, with children in local childcare centers. These volunteers read with the same child every week for thirty minutes to generate enthusiasm for books, and increase the child's potential for success in school and in life.

Before you commit to serving, please read and understand the following: