NRV non-profit which builds and donates beds for children runs out of materials
“We’re completely out of beds,” Mele said. He said 29 children in the New River Valley are currently on the waiting list for a bed. Mele said the wait between builds has left him sleepless, and he hopes to get the next round of beds out to the community soon. “When we leave and the kids are bouncing on the bed with joy, you feel so good inside that you want to start making more beds,” Mele said. The group relies on donations to fund its mission; you can donate to the New River Valley chapter at this link.
Progress continues on future home of Tudor House in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va – A non-profit committed to suicide awareness and prevention in memory of a Roanoke man is one step closer to having a permanent home. The Tudor House has been renovating the former home of Tudor’s Biscuit World which closed its doors in 2012. The non-profit is named for Louis Tudor who took his own life after struggling with isolation caused the pandemic. The director of Tudor House hopes the new space acts as a place where people can come find resources and counseling. “It’s very special to us because Louis’ legacy is where he provided a safe haven for customers for friends or family, so it seems like a perfect fit,” Director of Tudor House Kathleen Thorell said.