First Settlers Region Porsche Club of America has been giving back to our community for over 10 years by donating over $300,000 to local charities. Our current charities include Foodbank Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore/ Feeding America, and Horizon Hampton Roads. In honor of this remarkable feat, two new charities have been added to First Settlers PCA. The new charities being introduced are Health Brigade, and Central Virginia Food Bank/Feed More.
Health Brigade (formerly the Fan Free Clinic), has been in operation since 1970 and will soon celebrate 50 years of providing exceptional health services to those least served, in a caring and non-judgmental environment.
Health Brigade provides care to eligible residents of the following cities and counties: Amelia County, Caroline County, Charles City County, Chesterfield County, Cumberland County, Dinwiddie County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Isle of Wight County, King and Queen County, King George County, King William County, Lancaster County, Louisa County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, New Kent County, Northumberland County, Powhatan County, Prince George County, Richmond County, Southampton County, Surry County, Sussex County, Westmoreland County, City of Colonial Heights, City of Hopewell, City of Petersburg, City of Richmond, Town of Ashland
Services provided by Health Brigade to 12,000 individuals last year include:
- Primary Care Medical Services
- Mental Health and Wellness Services
- Health Outreach and Advocacy Services
Health Brigade is able to maximize donations and in-kind resources to meet the demand for services. Last year, clients at Health Brigade benefited form over $4 million in donated time and services (Medical providers, donated labs, other diagnostic services, and supplies). With strategic use of cash and in-kind resources, Health Brigade was able to turn every $1 donated into $4 of health services for the clients.
The Central Virginia Foodbank is one of many programs provided by Feed More, a network of agencies that provide more than 52,000 meals each day to neighbors in need across 34 counties and cities across central Virginia. Central Virginia Food Bank has been in operation since 1980 and was created by 60 local churches and charities that were concerned about growing hunger and poverty in our region.
1 in 7 Central Virginians is food insecure, meaning that nearly 200,000 of our neighbors are not receiving the necessary nutrition. And of that, more than 53,000 children, or 1 in 6, in Central Virginia do not know when or from where they will receive their next meal. From the Northern Neck to Louisa County and south to the North Carolina border, we distributed 19.2 million meals through our programs and partners to Central Virginians who face hunger.
Feed More’s recipients, served through nearly 300 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, group homes and other community sites, are largely the working poor who come to seek our assistance in emergency situations. Feed More distributes 19.2 million meals through our programs and partners to Central Virginians who face hunger.
These new additions to our charities will increase the number of lives that we, as FSR PCA members, can assist. Please keep these new charities in mind as you participate in raffles at our monthly breakfasts, White Elephant Auctions at our holiday parties, silent auctions at the Spring Charity event, charity laps during Driver Education events, the Air & Classic Car Show in the Fall, and Turkeys in the Trunk in November.
Your continued support makes a difference in our community. Happy 10th Anniversary FSR PCA Charities!