Hampton Roads Taking Action

As home to the largest naval installation in the world and thousands of military and special forces personnel, it's in our genes to fight back. In this case against a virus. We've never surrendered before and aren't starting now.

In the coming days we're reconfiguring Hampton Roads Cares, with the help of regional leaders like HRIC, as a place to better coordinate content, information and collaboration in response to COVID-19. This response takes the form of information rich and interactive forums. Our core focus is helping businesses and non-profits survive the challenging months ahead.


Local Business Support Forums

COVID-19 is stressing local businesses like never before. But there is good news. Our first Webinar on Navigating the Stimulus Packages was recently held and can be seen HERE. During this webinar four local experts provide you the basics on how to get going.

First, Federal and State authorities are rolling out stimulus programs directed at local businesses. We will track these, make them understandable, and help you access the resources as quickly as possible. And second, lead by long-time regional business convener HRIC, we've created forums, overseen by subject matter experts, to provide you unparalleled and FREE support.

In general our business forums are moderated by local experts. But in some cases we've supplemented them by reaching out to national experts where our regional capacity is limited -- an example is supply chain management where we've engaged experts from Silicon Vally.

The graphic below is an overview of the initial forums being launched. For more info click here

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Our Non-Profits

Like never before, our non-profit community needs your assistance. So while Hampton Roads has nationally acclaimed healthcare organizations like Sentara and Bon Secours taking the lead clinically in responding to Covid-19, our non-profits fill so many other voids. Organizations like the Foodbank of Southeast Virginia and the United Way need your help in any way possible.

Amazing Grace

Several years ago a Hampton Roads contributor to this site composed his own rendition of the classic hymn, "Amazing Grace." In four stanzas, all different, building on one another, and each meant to represent a different phase of life.

During the days ahead, some of which will be trying, relying on our faith and values may be needed more than ever. We hope you enjoy it.



Good Deeds

Several years ago we tested a concept aimed at making it easy to become a Micro Philanthropist by giving a few dollars per week to needy causes. It was easy, fun and everything stayed local

We're looking to reinstate it in the coming weeks. So REGISTER to become part of the action and tell a friend.


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Here's what others are saying...

March 12

Robert Saldana: Was directed here after you guys were mentioned in several NPR stories about helping veterans with "bad paper".

7 years ago

June 10

Charles Decuir: Simply a great idea!

8 years ago

May 04

Matt Rajkowski: Thanks for visiting. The web site team has made new updates to the site to improve the collaboration features. Be sure to sign in to get the most out of HamptonRoadsCares.org

8 years ago

July 19

Matt Rajkowski: We've learned a lot over the last few years here and today we've begun making some changes at Hampton Roads Cares. These changes are efficiencies in getting organizations listed and adding their events and needs. Feel free to use the new resources at hamptonroadscares.org

9 years ago

June 25

Ellen Zeltmann: Tomorrow is Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day. Add your voice for support via the National Call in. visit www.pancan.org/takeaction

10 years ago

February 22

Sharon Schlerf: Don't miss attending the Non-Profit Sustainability through Entrepreneurship seminar at TCC Advanced Technology Center Wednesday, Feb 29, 8 to 5. US HSS has provided us with 50 "Tool-kits' FREE, to assist all of us to maximize our programs and funding. Register www.tcc.edu/military TODAY.

10 years ago

Sharon Schlerf: For community and faith-based organizations who are serving the Tidewater Virginia area,

10 years ago

February 03

Anthony White: The Hampton Roads Psoriasis Support Group with meet February 13th at Oakdale Presbyterian Church (Fellowship) Hall, 550 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk Va. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm. The guest speaker for the meeting will be Diane Iheanacho, from the Patient Advocate Program. The meeting is open to everyone. For further information contact Anthony White @ 757-927-0439

10 years ago

October 06

Jason Redman: Great Initiative to support the long term care of our veterans. Glad to be here and learn more and contribute.

1 decade ago

September 22

Gareth Trollope: Give An Hour looks like a great Organization. I really respect their work!

1 decade ago


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In more normal times!

Not too long ago seven of the region's top tech professionals served as the panel of "sharks," judging the product pitches of four groups of students, based on the originality, functionality, and presentation of their ideas. Check out the video below highlighting the first of hopefully many more Shark Tank events in Hampton Roads. Enjoy!


Help Our Nonprofits!

Already with the most complete directory of non-profits, we’re becoming the Craig’s List for what they need. See the growing list of ORGANIZATIONS in the region and how you can help by “following” them.

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Sea Level Rise App!

Visit this area of Hampton Roads Cares to see what Wetlands Watch and Concursive are doing about engaging and educating our community about sea level rise. Then downloadthe sea level rise app to find trouble spots and see what's happening



An App Central to Your Mission?

Mobile apps aren’t for everything or everybody. But for some tasks, like tracking and showing sea level rise, they’re imperative. We collaborate with organizations to build and manage them through the Hampton Roads Cares infrastructure. If you’re such an organization, contact us.