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Summer Newsletter

Curious as to what we’ve been up to this summer? Check out our recent newsletter for all the details! You can download and read it right here!

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Generous Bikers

What an amazing visit from Sons of Soldiers! This giving group of individuals from Hudson, NC organized a motorcycle ride for Joy Ranch then drove the donation to our campus in Virginia. We’re so blessed by tons of individuals, groups, and churches that support us. Thank you!

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NRV Shares Golf Tournament – August 16 & 17

What a blessing to have NRV Shares ask Joy Ranch to be part of their annual golf tournament! Join us this Thursday or Friday for the event at the beautiful Draper Valley Golf Course and many thanks to Xpress Market for their support. For more information, please contact Stan Moran at 540-998-9798 (xpressmkt@verizon.net) or Audra at…

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Chesterfield Group Visits AGAIN!

We have said it once, we will say it again & again: we could not serve our community without the help of our wonderful volunteers. The Joy Ranch team wants to give a HUGE thank you to the incredible Chesterfield County Team!!! This is the 3rd year this wonderful group of workers has blessed our…

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Volunteer Spotlight: A Huge Thanks to SLUH!

Early Monday morning, a beautiful blanket of fresh fallen snow covered the rolling hills and quietly nestled cottages that sit atop the Joy Ranch campus. The wind sifted through the trees, reminding everyone that Spring was not quite here yet. While most students and teachers on Spring Break would have enjoyed such a morning from…

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February is Volunteer Month!

February is Volunteer Month and Joy Ranch will be celebrating all month long! Our volunteers are integral to the work we do; from renovating cottages and campus beautification projects to offering horse therapy and hosting game nights for our kids, Joy Ranch is able to better serve our community and our children because of volunteers.…

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Chesterfield Baptist Church Makes Improvements

Story from http://www.thecarrollnews.com/news/3370/improvements-made-at-joy-ranch A six page list of projects at Joy Ranch accomplished last week by 120 Chesterfield Baptist Church Association volunteers is merely the visible part of the iceberg… a case of “the little churches that could.” Association Mission Director Dan Austin said churches involved included Wolf Pond Baptist, Cedar Creek Baptist, Pine Grove Baptist,…

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House Parent Position Opening

Joy Ranch is seeking applications for the position of House Parent. If you would like to apply, please visit our Employment page for more information. Summary Description Child Care Staff (Houseparent) § 22 VAC 40-151-320 Under the direction of the Program Director or designee, each cottage is to be staffed by mature, Christian couples and/or…

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Golf Tournament to Benefit Joy Ranch – May 6, 2017

Photo description: Staff and residents from Joy Ranch enjoy a day of golfing at Blue Ridge Country Club.  The Men’s Ministry group from the First Assembly of God Church in Galax held its annual golf tournament to benefit Joy Ranch, A Christian Home for Children, on Saturday, May 6 at Blue Ridge Country Club in Galax.…

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Bucky Lovern Will Be Missed

Joy Ranch, A Christian Home for Children, is saddened by the death of Edward “Bucky” Lovern, a former resident of Joy Ranch and a lifetime friend, ambassador and supporter of the ministry. Throughout his entire life, Bucky, a Hillsville, Virginia native, supported Joy Ranch with his endless kind words and countless hours of volunteer work,…

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