Contributions At Work
How Valor RVA Supports Our Community's First Responders.
Since its inception, Valor RVA has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to support area First Responders. We provide funding to First Responders and their families in times of crisis. We fund educational and mental health training. And we award grants for safety equipment. Here's a snapshot of our most recent funding allocations.
Co-funded the Annual Health Symposium presented by Richmond Professional Fire Fighters Association. This symposium provided educational materials related to occupational cancer and mental health issues.
Donation to the family Trust for a fallen Chesterfield County Firefighter. The Trust was established for the care and education of her two children.
Funded multiple Struggle Well training sessions. The two day training sessions are tailored specifically for First Responders. The training provides tools to identify, manage and address mental health struggles and promote emotional well-being. Co-funded with Boulder Crest Foundation, this grant provided training for over 250 local First Responders during the first few months of 2023, with additional training sessions being scheduled.
Valor RVA contributed $5,000 to the Sergeant Guffy Healthcare Fund. This fund paid medical bills of a Richmond Police Sergeant struggling with cancer.
Awarded to the Richmond Ambulance Authority to purchase safety vests for its front line employees.
Awarded to Metro Richmond Flying Squad, a 501c3 that provides on-site support to responders when incidents require additional logistical supplies such as food and water.
Allocated for the funeral costs of a fallen Chesterfield County Firefighter.