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The Restoring Greatness Capital Campaign is in its public phase. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the monies raised go to Melrose Plaza’s reinvention.

Goodwill is hoping the community will get involved to help make a project to revitalize Northwest Roanoke a reality. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports they are halfway to their fundraising goals.


An organization helping individuals during difficult times hopes you’ll come out to a benefit concert. As Denise Allen Membreno reports a four year old with leukemia is at the heart of the event.

An area non-profit is helping a 4-year-old Roanoke girl battle cancer. Love Heals hopes you will help too. All you need to do is come out to a benefit concert on May 18. Denise Allen Membreno has more.

Four Truths co-founder Christine Wright (left) with Virginia First Lady Suzanne Youngkin.

Today is “National Fentanyl Awareness Day,” and in Northwest Roanoke on Staunton Avenue that meant a ribbon cutting. Four Truths Recovery is a residential program for those striving to overcome addiction. The non-profit has opened the first of what it says will be several homes like this, which has beds for 8 men in recovery that will also receive help with finding employment, health care and overcoming transportation issues. Another location for women battling addiction – and their children – could open this Fall.  Four Truths co-founder Christine Wright led Virginia First Lady Suzanne Youngkin on a tour of the center after a ribbon cutting. Youngkin’s “It Only Takes One,” concerning fentanyl overdoses has been a focus for her this year.

James McMahan is the co-founder and director of operations for the new recovery center. As for locating it in northwest Roanoke, inside a leased and renovated residential property:



The work Feeding Southwest Virginia is doing has become more and more important. The pandemic highlighted food insecurity and now rising grocery prices have increased the need in the area the organization serves. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.

Saturday, May 11th,Feeding Southwest Virginia wants you to leave some non-perishable groceries by your mailbox to help your neighbors in need. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports it is time once again for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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