Community Action

This page includes regional, national, and international organizations that Blacksburg Friends Meeting participates in or follows with interest. We do not necessarily agree with all of the statements or activities of the organizations.

American Civil Liberties Union – Advocates applying the U.S. Constitution to ensure, social justice, freedom of speech, separation of church and state, and other rights.

Amnesty International – International human rights organization with a focus on political prisoners.

Blacksburg Ministerial Association

Blacksburg Refugee Partnership – Assists refugees with settling in Blacksburg.

Coalition for Justice (Blacksburg) – Local organization active on a range of social social justice issues.

Dialog on Race – Local organization that facilitates relations between racial groups.

Fellowship of Reconciliation – National organization “Working for peace & justice through nonviolence since 1915.”

Friends of the Earth – National organization for environmental education and action.

Interfaith Food Pantry – Local organization that collects and distributes food for low income households.

Montgomery County Christmas Store – Provides Christmas gifts for low income families.

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program – Provides emergency assistance for low income households.

NAACP of Montgomery County — Radford City — Floyd County – Engages in many regional community service programs.

New River Community Action – Offers programs “To promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities.”

Ngeta Foundation – “Provides financial support for the Mordeliza Academy,” an elementary school in rural Kenya.

One Virginia 2021 – Advocates non-partisan redistricting following the 2020 census.

Platform (London) – “Art, activism, education, research” on fossil fuel extraction and delivery. Includes research into the distribution of Virginia’s coal.

Plowshare Peace and Justice Center (Plowshares) – Regional program advocating non-violent action for social justice.

The Sentencing Project (Washington, D.C.) – National organization that advocates fair sentencing and alternatives to incarceration.

Tshampa Foundation – “A nonprofit organization based in Virginia, USA dedicated to social, educational, and religious services to the people of Mustang, Nepal.”

Virginia Cares (Virginia Community Re-Entry System) – Assists newly released convicts with the return to civilian life.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy – Organization that lobbies the Virginia legislature on social justice legislation.

Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley – “Help end sexual and domestic violence in the New River Valley.”