Join Baraka Kasongo and Elizabeth Hord in helping Family Service! image

Join Baraka Kasongo and Elizabeth Hord in helping Family Service!

Please consider making a donation to help us reach our fundraising goals as Celebrity Champions!

$450 raised

$2,000 goal

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Help us bring hope to those who are struggling with mental health challenges.

The Mission of Family Service of Roanoke Valley is to support individuals and families as they journey toward lives of emotional wellness, healthy relationships, and a future filled with hope.

Family Service of Roanoke Valley is asking us to rally our friends, family, and networks to support their work. By making a donation to our duo, you will help support more Family Service Counseling, Youth Development, Healthy Relationship Groups, Public Guardianship, Personal Affairs Management, and Family Support services for the Roanoke Valley. This funding will help bring hope to those who are struggling with a mental health challenge.

Please consider supporting our Celebrity Champion Duo and giving to Family Service of Roanoke Valley!
(Please note that donations are non-refundable).

Want to attend the event on Thursday, September 7th from 6-9PM at the Hidden Valley Country Club to sit with us?
Here is the link to purchase tickets ($125 each)

Baraka Kasongo is a transformational leader who has achieved a tremendous record of success in various aspects of his life. He has an exceptional ability to lead, innovate, and pioneer new paths through his collaborative nature. His passion for bridging language and cultural barriers is fueled by his experience of being a refugee in five different countries for a period of seven years.

Baraka founded Volatia to be the means through which he can mitigate language and cultural disparities that exist in every community throughout the United States and around the world. He serves on numerous boards that focus on creating and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at every point of contact.

Baraka holds an MBA from Liberty University, a Bachelor of science in Management & Leadership from Bluefield College, an associate of applied science in Emergency Management from Frederick Community College, and is certified as a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma practitioner through Virginia Tech.

Volatia Language NetworkElizabeth Hord is an energetic professional with an inherent love for working with people. Her attention to detail, collaborative approach to challenges, and pure enthusiasm guarantee positive client experiences. Elizabeth's passion for the language industry resulted from her experience of being hospitalized while traveling abroad and seeing first-hand the breakdown of service delivery due to language and cultural barriers. Her energy and support is often referred to by her peers as the "connecting link" to most successful initiatives throughout the organization. In her roles as a Client Relationship Manager, Elizabeth's primary objective is to ensure that every client experience is in line with our mission and fulfills our vision. She thus interacts with every division within VOLATIA with a focus on continual improvements of our services and products.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology with a concentration in Anthropology from Roanoke College.