By Evan Ratke To say Fred Kraegel’s life has always centered on helping people might be an understatement. From oldest child in a family of community volunteers, to board member and leader of numerous organizations over a decades-long career, to Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lutheran Family Services of Virginia; Kraegel’s catalog is […]Read More.
Op-ed as published 12/1/19 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by CEO Ray Ratke David was kicked out of school for his aggressive behaviors related to autism. Tonya was moved from one foster home to another because many people are reluctant to adopt teens with a history of trauma. Matthew, who has developmental disabilities, was not able […]Read More.
By Mandy Tennity Where grace begins. That was the theme of this year’s Entrusted: Foster and Adoption Conference. From the welcome bag, to spirited speakers, through nourishing songs and thoughtful gifts, grace was shown throughout. This was my first Entrusted Conference, so I was not sure what to expect. I arrived as a steward for […]Read More.
The 2020 Census is right around the corner! Every 10 years, the federal government is required by the U.S. Constitution to count all residents in this country. This official count is used for everything from deciding representation in Congress to determining how much federal funding states and communities receive for vital programs for their residents. […]Read More.
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