Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner is the primary fundraiser for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund (RBF), allowing the Fund to support our neighbors in need. Because of the generosity of our community, in 2018 the RBF was able to assist more than 150 local families with 188 grants. This assistance has taken many forms with the largest request being for assistance with rent and utilities. Forty seven grants were awarded for assistance with rent and housing expenses. In addition, the RBF has assisted neighbors with grants for medical care, transportation, and a variety of other needs both large and small.
Of the 150 grants, 19 have come under a new initiative, ‘Safe & Healthy Homes.’ This program assists county residents with home repairs. The goal of the RBF Safe & Healthy Home program is to help families and elderly individuals to remain in their homes.
On behalf the Benevolent Fund Celebrity Waiter Dinner committee, our volunteers, and sponsors, I would like to thank Rappahannock County for supporting this very important community event.
After all, neighbors helping neighbors is what Rappahannock is really about.
Theresa Wood, Chairperson for 2019 Celebrity Waiter Dinner