Gloucester Resource Council


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Check out the November Current Conversations Podcast!

Have you ever considered the benefits of working for local government? If so, you may want to check out this month’s Current Conversations podcast.


They sit down with Elaine Johnson, Human Resources Director, and Penny Reed, Human Resources Analyst, to discuss what makes Gloucester County, Government such a good place to work. This episode discusses the rich employment benefits, current opportunities, and what makes the Gloucester County Team so special.


To take a listen to Episode 8, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/1299/Current-Conversations-Podcast


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Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester – Giving Tuesday

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From Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester:

Dear LVG friends,

It’s almost here! Giving Tuesday, “a day when the world comes together to give.”

We want to first thank those of you whose continued generosity and support to Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Inc. has enabled the volunteers and volunteer Board of Directors to provide countless hours of service over the past 40 years! Through our free tutoring services, our learners have hope for a better tomorrow.

Our goal this year is to raise $2000 by the end of #GivingTuesday – November 30th. If you’d like to support us now, simply go online to our Giving Tuesday GoFundMe page, https://www.gofundme.com/…/vtpcnz-lvg-giving-tuesday…

Our learners thank you, as do all the volunteers and the Board of Directors. Your strong support of our mission of Equipping Adults for Tomorrow is vital.

Thank you in advance for your continued support,

Janie Corbett, Becky Deal, Amber Grady, Betsy Guckeyson, Ashley Miller, and Glenn Sturm

LVG Board of Directors


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Virginia Department of Social Services – Fuel Assistance Program

The Virginia Department of Social Services is currently accepting fuel assistance applications. To qualify, the max gross monthly income for a one-person household must not exceed $1,610 (or $3,313 for a four-person household). Apply online at commonhelp.virginia.gov, at your local department of social services, or by phone at (855) 635-4370 through Friday, November 12. Learn more: https://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea/


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Broadband Expansion to all Residents Closer to Becoming a Reality

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors recently allocated $2 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to expand wireless broadband internet to unserved residents, bringing Gloucester another step closer to providing access to the entire community. The service will be provided by the County’s partner in the project, Open Broadband, LLC and will utilize a fixed wireless system. 

Residents or businesses interested in receiving service from Open Broadband should visit www.openbb.net/gloucesterco to sign up with no obligation. The company will contact those who have signed up once the service becomes available. Those who register will receive monthly e-mail updates with the progress of the project.

For overall information and updates regarding all of Gloucester County’s broadband initiatives, visit the Broadband Information Hub at https://gloucester-broadband-gcgis.hub.arcgis.com/ or contact Steele at 804-693-4042 or csteele@gloucesterva.info.


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CERT Training Scheduled for Nov. 6-7

Are you prepared? Do you want to help your Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex community in an emergency?


The C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.


C.E.R.T. members are NOT first responders but offer support in our communities. The C.E.R.T. team is a group of community volunteers that learn to: Manage utilities and put out small fires, provide Basic First Aid, learn how to search an area safely, help at local events and more!


C.E.R.T. training is free and will be held November 6-7 in Gloucester. COVID precautions and social distancing will be in effect. Space is limited. Teens are welcome.


For more information or to register, email em@gloucesterva.info, visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/398/CERT-Training or call 804-693-1390.