Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP (Branch 7092)
P.O. Box 6044
Christiansburg, Virginia 24068

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General body meetings of the Montgomery County -Radford City - Floyd County NAACP take place on the 4th Sunday of the month (but not in July or December) at 3:30 PM. (Location subject to change.) Call 540-382-6751 for notices. Membership forms are available at all meetings. All are welcome. 

Next meeting: The March General Body Meeting of the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP will be held on Sunday March 25 at 3:30 pm at The Old Hill School Community Center (formerly known as the Christiansburg Community Center), 570 N. High Street in Christiansburg. The CREDO presentation will be Shannon Hammons, Director of Development and Marketing with New River Valley Agency on Aging.  All are welcome. 
Have you been discriminated against in the NRV? 

Download the Legal Redress   Complaint Form and mail it to us

One way you can help support us, both visually and financially, is to buy a branch NAACP t-shirt. Short-sleeve shirts are $12 (s-m-l-xl) and $15 (xxl-xxxl), long-sleeve shirts are $15 (s-m-l-xl) and $20 (xxl-xxxl). Last call, size-selection is limited. Contact Allen Palmer ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ to purchase a shirt. Wear it proudly!


MARCH 10, 2018

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, or HMDA, requires many financial institutions to maintain, report, and publicly disclose information about mortgages.  The law was updated and expanded to include additional reporting requirements in 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The data gathered by HMDA is crucial because it demonstrates patterns of whether lenders are serving the housing needs of their communities; it sheds light on lending patterns that could be discriminatory; and it gives public officials and policy advocates information that help them make decisions and establish policies.  HMDA data can also help us determine if certain areas or businesses are facing increased lending costs and therefore a greater risk of foreclosure.
The U.S. Senate is currently considering a bill, S. 2155, the mis-named Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.  Of great concern to us is section 104, which would exempt 85% of banks and other mortgage providers from full reporting of loan data under HMDA.  Exempting lenders from reporting the expanded HMDA requirements means that we will lose data on loan characteristics (such as interest rate, loan term, introductory rate period, and other features) and on borrower characteristics (including age, credit score, debt to income ratio). Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro (NV) intends to offer an amendment to completely strike Section 104.  If Senator Cortez Mastro is allowed to offer her amendment, and if it is accepted, the bill will move forward without harming HMDA.  The NAACP-supported Cortez Mastro amendment is likely to be considered as early as Monday, 3/12!
For more information, including how you can be an effective advocate, please see the attached  Action Alert.


The Montgomery-Radford-Floyd NAACP is  pleased to be able to award up to five $ 1,000 scholarships to graduating High School  students in our Branch jurisdiction that meet the qualifications.  Please see attached application guidelines and application form.  Please encourage Youth to apply. 
Applications MUST be postmarked by May 1, 2018 to be considered.  Electronic submission to this email address is acceptable.

1. High School Graduating Senior attending a 2 yr. or 4 yr. College/University or Technical School in the Fall of 2018;

2. Current member of the Montgomery Co/Radford City/Floyd Co. NAACP Youth Council as of January 1 of graduating year; or a child or grandchild of a current NAACP member of the Montgomery Co/Radford City/Floyd Co. Branch of the NAACP;

3.  Residency in Montgomery Co-Radford City-Floyd County

4.  Reference Letters from 2 individuals (teacher, pastor, community leader, employer)

5.  Copy of High School Transcript & Copy of College acceptance letter

6 . A student who submits a fully completed application attached and postmarked on or before May 1, 2018. Awards will be sent directly to student by end of July 2018.

Applications to be mailed to:
M-R-F NAACP Scholarship Program P. O. Box 6044 Christiansburg, VA 24068

Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP Branch 7092

What We Did in 2017
Focus: Advancing the CAUSE (Communication, Advocacy ,Unity, Strategies, Evaluation)

Executive Committee Highlights
  •  Served on advocacy committees, attended and participated in numerous community activist events with VT Panel Discussion, Showing Up for Racial Justice, NRV Indivisible, and Virginia Organizing
  • Received approval from National for event affiliation with Christiansburg Police Department, League of Women Voters, and NRV Reentry Council
  • Revised and updated Branch Bylaws
  •  Had Branch President attend and serve as delegate to the NAACP National Convention in Maryland
  •  Served as delegates at the Virginia State Conference in Richmond with Branch President, Branch Secretary, Political Action Chair and Youth Advisor
  • Got approval at the VA State Conference for our drafted resolution to revisit the Area-Chair expectations

Information Team: Ongoing Updates for Information and News Team Leader: Debbie Travis
  • Website: 1,207 Visits, 3.143 Page views
  • Facebook: We went from 219 to 317 followers ,162 Posts ,12,277 People Reached, 824 Page Views, 6 Messages
  • Twitter: Started Twitter account in March, 28 Tweets, 8 Followers
  • Publicity: Published articles on MLK Celebration (January), Juneteenth (June), Freedom Fund Banquet (October) in the Roanoke Times and The News Messenger and announced upcoming events
  • CREDO Presentations: Scheduled eight CREDO (Creating Civil Rights Education Development Opportunities) held throughout the year at General Body meetings. Presenters included representatives from the Virginia State NAACP, Virginia State Delegates from our service area, from local black organizations, the Virginia Education Association, and businesses, as well as community resources.

Awareness Team: Research & Relationship Building Team Leader: Rita Irvin
  • Education: Facilitated the distribution of Reentry Resources; posted Black Facts on website; hosted “Effective Parent Advocacy” Panel Discussion, started planning for “School Success Tools” project, had representation on Dialogue on Race Education Summit and NRV Reentry Council
  • Religious Affairs: Organized Town Hall Sessions held in Radford (10/9), Christiansburg (10/16), and Blacksburg (10/23) for pastoral and community involvement. Addressed community needs.
  • Health/Economic Development: Started the planning phase for promoting business summits and participation in health events
  • College/Young Adult Connections: Attended meetings with Radford University College Chapterand an event sponsored by VT NAACP Chapter members. Found 7 potential young adult participants who were made aware of NAACP involvement activities and/or are considering involvement

Civil Rights/Social Justice Team: Law and Order Advocacy Team Leader: Alvin Humes
  • Criminal Justice/Prisoner Support: Represented the Branch with President and Prison Affairs Chair during Job Fair at Bland Correctional Center; co-sponsored 13th Screening and Discussion;
  • Legal Redress: Conducted ongoing investigations and gave referrals for reported discrimination. Revised the “Discrimination Report Form” for easier completion.
  • Veterans Affairs: Held Veterans Day Program for “Honoring All Who Served.”

Financial Stability Team Team Leader: Allen Palmer
  • Finance: Completed and submitted financial reports with assessments to State and National
  • Fundraising Events/Projects
  •  Annual MLK program held engaging the community and received Scholarship Funding. Awarded two Community Service Awards.
  •  Bus Trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC – 60 attendees providing additional fundraising to Branch.
  •  Annual Juneteenth Celebration – co-sponsored and supported the NAACP Youth Council
  •  Annual Freedom Fund Banquet held with 380 attendees providing fundraising to support civil rights efforts locally and nationally. Net profits to Branch exceeded $ 6,000
  • Samuel H. Clark Scholarship,  Awarded $500 to a Blacksburg High School student. Revised 2018 guidelines and increased the award amount from $500 to $1000 up to five awards.
  • Approved acceptance of William Alderson Scholarship Funding at VA Tech for minorities in honor of the NAACP Branch by a Life Member of the Branch
  • Membership: Initiated Membership campaign and increased our membership count to 325 with five fully-paid Silver Life Memberships.
  • Political Action: Met two times with Congressman Morgan Griffith on civil rights legislation; co- sponsored Christiansburg & Blacksburg Mayoral, Council, and House of Delegates Candidate Forums and “Who Gets to Vote?” Program; attended Blacksburg and Christiansburg Town Council, Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, and MCPS School Board meetings.
  • Sent letters to representatives regarding the Attorney General and a proper response to the Affordable Care Act. Members helped citizens register to vote.


The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution - the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.