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Apply for $50-per-month broadband subsidies

$50 monthly broadband discounts available starting May 12. The Federal Communications Commission today opened enrollment for $50-per-month broadband subsidies for US residents who have low incomes or who lost income during the pandemic. More detailed instructions regarding eligibility and for applying are available here. 

Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change

Thursday, May 20, at 2:00 pm EDT. Online.
Remaking the Economy series explores a central economic justice organizing question: What does it mean to engage in system change for economic justice? This webinar features three practitioners approaching this question from the standpoints of policy and law; communications and culture; and on-the-ground, co-op organizing. Click here for more information and to register.

ReImagineCVA connects central Virginians with volunteer, donation opportunities

An online nonprofit directory aims to be a one-stop shop for central Virginians looking to volunteer their time or resources. The website, called ReImagine CVA, launched March 30. 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021. 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center. 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585. Learn more.


Witness of Justice Vigil
Every Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, at Sojourners UCC, 1017 Elliott Ave, Charlottesville.

Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence
Every third Saturday, 12 noon, at different locations in the city.
Pastor Melvin Wingate of Living Hope Outreach Deliverance Ministries leads a prayer vigil against gun violence .
Your Life Matters Cville - Vaccines for BIPOCr
Your Life Matters Cville is dedicated to get black and brown people vaccinated. Please have anyone you know that has not been vaccinated to fill out this form

COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign in Black and Brown Communities of Color
The Blue Ridge Area Health District (BRHD) is allocating COVID-19 vaccinations specifically to black and brown people who live in the district that includes the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. People interested in receiving a vaccine should get on as many vaccine lists as possible and take advantage of the first opportunity they are given. Download flyer.
Click here to get on a vaccination list!

Recording of the COVID Vaccine Virtual Townhall Meeting

On April 29, Dr. Jeanita Richardson moderated a town hall (with panelists Dr. Taison Bell, Rev. Alvin Edwards, Shelby Edwards, Jackie Martin, Gertie Sanders, Dr. Michael Williams, among others) to answer questions about the vaccines (including the J & J vaccine), about vaccinating your children, and what activities are safe after vaccination. Click here to view video, or view below.
Recording of COVID Vaccine Virtual Townhall Mtg - April 29

Blue Ridge Health District COVID Information

  • BRHD COVID-19 Hotline - 434-972-6261
    Open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, the BRHD COVID-19 Resource Hotline is staffed by trained operators who are ready to assist with providing local information and resources for questions about vaccines, testing, mandates, and more. 
  • Direct VAMS Access Link to Schedule Vaccine Appointments - Community members can use this link to schedule their own appointments at BRHD vaccine clinics. It will require registration in VAMS, but all those 16+ in BRHD will be eligible using this link. Individuals can also call the BRHD Hotline to schedule an appointment
  • BRHD Newsletters - Each Friday, BRHD sends out a newsletter with a number of updates, including vaccine allocation, testing schedules, general services announcements, and more. Previous newsletters are archived on the BRHD website, but anyone can sign up to receive future newsletters.
  • - This is a great landing page for all things COVID in the BRHD. It includes links to scheduling vaccines, VDH COVID dashboards, volunteer opportunities, testing options, safety tips, and more. 
  • - This is a nation-wide search engine that allows people to look for vaccine appointments at a number of providers - health departments, pharmacies, providers, etc - based on their location. BRHD clinics are included in the results of this website. 
  • Social Media - BRHD is active on Facebook and Twitter - many people enjoy following us there as post updates and information that can easily be shared. We are also on NextDoor.
Cultivate Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and its network, Cville Community Cares, and Albemarle County’s Equity and Inclusion Office have worked together in various combinations to create the food availability schedules below and a beautiful new online Food Map showing some of the food resources in our City and County. (Source: Charlottesville Community Cares' Newsletter) More information about weekly free food resources and free community meals can be found on Cville Community Cares’ Medium blog, updated every Tuesday at 6 pm.

City & Cultivate Charlottesville’s Food Justice Network's Food Security Text Line
Residents can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” 24/7 to (844) 947-6518 to receive information about food resources available near their current zip code. Information is available in English and Spanish. Here’s more information.

  • FREE Food Boxes provided by Bethel Church of God in Christ
    • every Saturday, 9 am to 12 noon (until supplies last), at Buford Middle School parking lot, 1000 Cherry Ave. (see flyer), and
    • every Saturday, 9 am to 12 noon (until supplies last), at Faith, Hope & Love Church, 515 12th St NW and Grady Ave.  
    • If you’d like to volunteer or partner in this effort, email Rev. William Ward at <> or 434 977-6447 to coordinate.
  • New Beginnings Christian Community – every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 1 to 4 pm. Every Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm at New Beginnings Christian Community, 1130 E Market St. Recipients can choose the food they want. Mask and social distancing required. No paperwork needed. Contact Rev. Liz Emrey at <> if you have questions or if you can help.
  • For more food distribution sites, visit this Food Map showing some of the food resources in our City and County

Charlottesville Community Cares Newsletter

Each Tuesday evening, Charlottesville Community Cares will be sending out news stories, tips, and relevant updates about how COVID-19 is impacting us all. Sign up here.

UCARE's Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for the weekly newsletter sent by University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) for the latest news, events in the Community, and gatherings at the University pertaining to racial equity.

Blue Ridge Health District Newsletter

Read archives and subscribe here.

Email Updates from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

Subscribe here for email updates. 

Legal Aid Justice Center

Sign up for their email here. Their latest email gives updates on Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, Inspect ICE, Expungement, School Funding, and Eviction Prevention.

“The Activists’ Watch,” a newsletter of the Activists’ Guide

“The Activists’ Watch,” is a biweekly newsletter that includes a summary of activist activities for the upcoming two weeks and inspirational facts and quotes. Here’s the archive of past “The Activists’ Watch” newsletters and subscribe here

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