Botetourt Resource Center

PO Box 153
Buchanan, VA 24066

About Us

Botetourt Resource Center from A-Z
The overall goal of the Botetourt Resource Center is to strengthen the community of rural Botetourt County by offering a link to social and human services. The Botetourt Resource Center will be a point of service or a place to facilitate access to those services. Volunteers from the community are donating time for care giving.

Botetourt Resource Center needs helping hands

The Fincastle Herald & Botetourt County News

The Botetourt Resource Center (BRC) needs your help.
In order to stay opened the BRC relies heavily on the community. Director Robyn
Dobyns states, “this month, the BRC is asking you to join in a growing list of
volunteers who have donated resources through time and money, keeping the
Botetourt Resource Center in operation…consider donating $12 today. That
represents a donation of $1 a month to help keep the BRC open for the 12th

Donations help the BRC to assist families, the
elderly, and the economically disadvantaged. To read the complete article and
to see a list of accomplishments this past fiscal year click here: READ FULL


A short video: Celebrating 12 years of the Botetourt Resource Center


Accomplishments of the Botetourt Resource Center  July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013

1. Awarded $22,000 from the Fifth Year Foundation for Roanoke Valley (FFRV) Senior Belonging Initiative Grant to:

  • Continue existing and expand senior programs (senior home repairs, senior basic needs purchases, senior crisis assistance, senior prescription assistance, once-a-month senior parties, etc.)

2. Third year for the only nonprofit and county-wide crisis fund in Botetourt County called the Botetourt Resource Center Interfaith Crisis Fund under the nonprofit status of Mill Creek Baptist Church and in partnership with 20+ churches. Funds spent this fiscal year = $4,435 on helping 41 households with fuel assistance

3. Senior Prescription Assistance Program - funded by the FFRV Senior Belonging Initiative Grant $1,335.00 spent on helping seniors multiple times with ongoing copayments

4. Facilitated the delivery of free firewood distributed to 9 homes (7 senior homes) by Mill Creek Baptist Church volunteers through out the winter months. BRC Food Pantry in partnership with Springwood Baptist Church, Lawrence Transportation, Dollar General Market, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville, & private donations BRC Clothes Closet partnerships with Solomon’s Closet and Catherine’s, Inc.

5. Coordinated Thanksgiving adoption by Mill Creek Baptist Church of one family = $400.00. Coordinated Christmas gift adoptions for 24 children = $2,400 + (partnership with Mill Creek Baptist, Wheatland Lutheran, Springwood Baptist Church and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Women, Dollar General Market and private family donations.

6. Monthly Senior Parties in Buchanan = 12 parties with a total attendance of 129 seniors. Weekly Bingo on Thursday throughout the year with 12+ seniors/weekly (FFRV grant funded)

7. Repairs to 3 Senior Homes with community volunteers and in partnership with Rebuilding Together of Roanoke by utilizing funds from the FFRV Senior Belonging Grant = $3,568.00

8. Facilitated “Socks for Seniors” with the Botetourt 4-H Club who collected 863 pairs of socks.

9. Facilitated Basic Needs Assistance to Seniors through bill assistance, home supplies, recreation, medical assistance, home repair, etc. with $16,775.00 + from FFRV Belonging Grant funds.

10. Coordinated Supplemental Summer Food Program donated for 15 children adopted by a private family.

11. Raised and disbursed $28,000.00+, in helping needy individuals and families in Botetourt County (not including the value of distrubuting free firewood, food, household supplies, clothing, appliances, school supplies, etc.)

12. Launched the first Senior Dental Assistance Project in Botetourt County to give seniors, who qualify, a free teeth cleaning and x-rays.

*** During this 2012-2013 fiscal year, the BRC case managed121+ households in Botetourt County and answered 1,500+ requests for assistance as information, advocacy, referral and services.

*** In addition to the partnerships mentioned above, we wish to thank these groups for their generous support: Botetourt County Board of Supervisors, Kiwanis Club of Botetourt, Buchanan Lions Club, Troutville Lions Club, Bank of Botetourt, Freedom First Credit Union, The Glebe, The Knights of Columbus #12134, Buchanan Night Aerobics Group, and many generous individual donors.

*** The BRC must raise all expenses for the total budget and programs through county, private and public donations, grants and fundraisers. The BRC is under the nonprofit umbrella of the Council of Community Services and receives in-kind services from the Council as well as from the Town of Buchanan and the Town of Troutville. If interested in making a donation, please send to PO Box 153, Buchanan, VA 24066.