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 http://www.nrvhba.com/about-nrvhba/scholarship 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 www.facebook.com/Touch.A.Truck.NRV/
Kent Adams of Christiansburg receives 2018 Rick Whitney Memorial Scholarship
We are excited to announce Kent Adams of Christiansburg as the Rick Whitney Memorial Scholarship recipient. We had many impressive applicants, but in the end Kent's entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy made him stand out.
Kent has been interested in building things ever since he was a child. He started his own business when he was 13 and started out installing fences as well as plumbing, underground water and electrical lines. He still has a business today called Appalachian Property Maintenance, Inc. in which he employs 4 of his classmates. He has even compted in Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference and placed at a state level.
At such a young age, Kent is already creating jobs for his peers and instilling his love of building in others, helping to build the future of construction in our area. For this reason, we selected Kent as the recipient of this scholarship. This Fall he will be attending Virginia Tech for engineering and business administration while working to obtain his contractors' license and continuing his local business. We cannot wait to see this young man grow his building business and crush his goals. Well done, Kent!
This year's scholarship recipent is Landon Bell of Christiansburg
This year, we are proud to announce Landon Bell, of Christiansburg, as the Rick Whitney Memorial Scholarship recipient. Though we received many outstanding applications, in the end, we choose the student whom we believe will impact the building industry here within the NRV.
As a child, Landon discovered a love of seeing things develop. It was this love which has lead him to pursue a degree of Building Construction with a concertation on management. To further his knowledge of the industry, Landon will also seek a real state minor which will help him sustain a career.
Landon Bell is a fabulous example of a student and future building industry member we would be proud to have in the NRV. He already values the NRVHBA Codes of Ethics and we look forward to watching him grow and meet his personal life goals.
Home Expo's "Cook Your Heart Out" Cooking Contest
Three local non-profit teams, Micah’s Backpack, Plenty!, and United Way, created and prepared their own unique dishes for the three competition rounds using a combination of two secret ingredients. Judging was based on three different categories: appearance, creativity, and taste. While all three teams impressed the panel of local celebrity judges, only one winner can be crowned.
First time participant, Micah's Backpack, won over the judges with their award winning recipes and took home the $1,000 grand prize. Congratulations!
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!