+ What are RVA Light's hours?
Check out our calendar to see the programs and events we host throughout the day. We're still new and adding programs as we go, so keep an eye out! We're always open in the mornings for coffee Monday-Saturday.
+ Who is on RVA Light's Board of Directors?
Our Lord Jesus is the CEO of RVA Light.
"And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent." Colossians 1:18
Board of Directors:
After reaching his ultimate goal of performing in the International Percussion Sensation, Stomp, Dustin surprisedly wanted more. So he's dropping his nets, giving his five loaves and two fish, and following Jesus.
Jessica has participated in community service efforts both at home and abroad, and has a background working with children with special needs. She is excited to be a part of RVA Light.
Husband and father of four young children, Todd is the co-owner of Lindeblad Piano Restoration & Lindeblad School of Music. The pressures of life have driven him to learn to lean on Jesus. Todd wants to help RVA Light spread the gospel which he believes is all about the Lord Jesus, loving your neighbors, bearing one another's burdens, and waiting for the revelation of the Lord Jesus to set up God's Kingdom on earth.
While working as a mental health nurse in a hospital a few years ago, Rachel became aware of the growing isolation in the Western culture and lack of social support contributing to hardship in the lives of her patients. She felt a desire to serve those who were struggling in her community while sharing her own growing faith in Jesus. She prayed to become a vessel for God's work. She was then led to serve as a volunteer for the Community Outreach Program Trust in South Africa where she learned more about how to touch the lives of her neighbors with love while teaching them about God, Jesus, and the hope of the Kingdom. God then brought her to Richmond and gave her this opportunity to love and serve her neighbors at RVA Light. Rachel is humbled by this opportunity, and ready for her faith and trust in the Lord to continue to grow.
Seth has an expertise in restaurant management with a 17-year background in the service industry. With his strong faith and social awareness, Seth feels called to make a lasting difference in the world around him.
+ Is anyone on the board or staff compensated for their work?
The only paid position at RVA Light is our full-time manager/executive director of the nonprofit. All other positions are volunteer.
+ do volunteers need to be trained to work in the coffee shop?
We have our volunteers read a training handbook before volunteering at RVA Light. Volunteers are there primarily for social and spiritual support, and are trained to know when to refer an individual to a professional if more in-depth aid is required. We do not provide counseling within our organization, but we realize our volunteers need a certain level of therapeutic communication skills. A portion of the volunteer training focuses on “Mental Health First Aid."
+ Is my gift to rva light tax deductible?
RVA Light Inc is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and exempt from federal income tax. Donors may be eligable to deduct contributions they make under IRC Section 70. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522. Please contact us with any questions at contact@RVALight.com.
Have more questions? Want to get involved? Email us at contact@RVALight.com