The Roanoke Times Good Neighbors Fund is an annual campaign to support Roanoke Area Ministries emergency assistance program, which helps people on the verge of homelessness stay in their homes.
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This has been a difficult year for everyone, but Sue Wilson has had an especially hard time.
Like many who lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, a RAM House aid recipient had her life turned upside down.
A single, working parent with a large family is helped by Roanoke Area Ministries program to provide emergency financial assistance.
The response to The Roanoke Times Good Neighbors Fund drive this year, with so many people in need because of the pandemic and economic slowdown, has outpaced previous years.
When Andrew, 54, was working regularly, he spent most of his time in sales. But of all the things he’s done, he said, being a cab driver was t…
Roanoke Area Ministries assists a veteran who became ill and lost his job and home.
A mother's struggle to restart her life in Roanoke in the midst of the panedemic is helped by the emergency assistance program.
Jaelyn Cupp served time in custody, got clean and sober and started a new life after a gender transition. She wants donors to the Good Neighbors Fund realize how they help others.
When his tenants or prospective tenants are in a financial bind, a Roanoke landlord refers them to Roanoke Area Ministries Emergency Financial Assistance Program.
Robert Hickson says all he wants is a "normal life" after a long struggle with addiction. He's in a halfway house thanks to help from Roanoke Area Ministries' emergency assistance program, supported by the Good Neighbors Fund.
RAM House had to ask its older volunteers to stay home once the pandemic began, and one couple did so but also found a way to still help a little each week.
A visit to relatives left a Roanoke woman exposed to COVID-19, in quarantine and unable to work for full pay for two weeks while she quarantined. RAM's emergency financial assistance program helped her bridge the shortfall.
George Kegley had a long career as a journalist, but he's had an equally fruitful retirement as a perennial volunteer, including for Roanoke Area Ministries.
A Roanoke man who lived for a time in New York City returned home to be with family afer struggling through difficult times.
Roanoke Area Ministries Emergency Financial Assistance Program helps a veteran who has been struggling to pay his rent after losing his job in the early pandemic shutdown.
A "divine match" let RAM House help another nonprofit housing women and children in Roanoke.
Roanoke Area Ministries underwent a leadership change and launched a revamp of its operations to help the working poor and the homeless just before the pandemic hit.