United Way puts focus on financial stability, upward mobility

Dollars and Sense Reality Fair 2022

Martinsville, Va. —  The United Way of Henry County & Martinsville embraces flexibility as the organization looks to improve the economic outlook and stability of low-to-moderate-income individuals throughout Martinsville and Henry County. The Harvest Foundation recently invested $600,000 over three years in United Way’s “Building a Better Tomorrow” project, a continuum of unique services and […]

W. Dan Prince III Thanksgiving Eve Dinner returns to Martinsville High School

2019 W. Dan Prince III Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board is pleased to announce the return of the annual W. Dan Prince III Thanksgiving Eve Dinner. The dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. at Martinsville High School. The dinner, forced to move to a drive-through format the last two years because of […]

Mental health services expand in Martinsville, Henry County

A photo of a simulated behavioral health patient encounter

Martinsville, Va. — A new model for behavioral and mental health services provides patients of Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health with much-needed access, even though the providers are not physically in the room. Telepsychiatry comes to Martinsville-Henry County as the need for access to psychiatric care has dramatically increased, largely due to the […]

October: Inspired to Keep Moving Forward

Level Up MHC 2022

From the desk of Harvest President Kate Keller We hosted the Level Up MHC community summit on Oct. 20 to celebrate Martinsville-Henry County and to explore potential solutions for challenges to growing MHC. I’d like to thank each and every community member who attended the summit, and those who helped plan and shape the activities […]

Cardinal News: Virginia Rural Health Association receives substance abuse grant

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Deaths

The Virginia Rural Health Association has received $1 million to address substance abuse in Franklin,  Martinsville/Henry, and Patrick counties. The association is one of 65 grantees nationwide to receive funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) – Implementation Awards. VRHA will use this funding to establish the Virginia […]

Dick and Willie Trail Project Receives ARC Power Grant

Dick & Willie Passage

RICHMOND, VA (October 28, 2022) – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced more than $4 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. The funding will support workforce development, community revitalization and expanded health service efforts through economic development initiatives in the Appalachian region. “The […]

September: Who We Are – Exploring Our Values

Values Word Cloud

From the desk of Harvest President Kate Keller Values are our guardrails that help us navigate the world. They are no different for an organization as they are for us individually. An organization’s values make a statement to the world about what they believe in and how they behave. As Harvest wrapped up its strategic […]

Regional news nonprofit to add Martinsville-based reporter

Cardinal News 2022

Martinsville, Va. — Cardinal News, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization covering Southwest and Southside Virginia, is expanding its footprint in Martinsville-Henry County (MHC) by hiring a local reporter. The Harvest Foundation made a three-year investment of $300,000 to fund the new position. Harvest Program Officer DeWitt House said with more than 150 years of combined […]

Henry County moves closer to universal broadband access

Henry County Broadband Grant 2022

Martinsville, Va. — Henry County is one step closer to ensuring access to broadband for homes and businesses previously unserved by high-speed internet capability. The Harvest Foundation invested $1,491,500 in matching grant funds that leverage state and federal funding to achieve universal broadband in Martinsville-Henry County. DeWitt House, senior program officer, said broadband access is […]