Learn how you can have a heart for making change in your SW VA community. Start with changing the lives of one person! Here’s the story of how 👥 Mountain Movers is changing communities in our region. #OurCommunityOurResponsibility #Faith-basedCommunityChange

Posted by Mountain Movers-Tazewell Co. VA Chapter on Monday, August 13, 2018

The ASAC Coalition through PFS Funding in Southwest VA initiated faith-based community events that spurred community collaboration such as Mountain Movers. Mountain Movers started over a year ago in Russell County after many community members felt the need to gather in an effort to brainstorm over many community concerns; lack of a ministerial association, high foster care rates, overspending of local funds in out of home placements of children out of the county and many concerns regarding the needs of the recovering community. Pooling resources and collaborating with all community partners, Mountain Movers started a traveling presentation to local churches from ministers, DSS works and foster parents on the need for foster families in Russell county. In 6 months the number of foster homes tripled in the county! Sharing resources and connecting folks in your community can break down barriers and inspire creative strategies to promote positive community change!