Apply for Assistance

Individuals in need of assistance may apply over the phone.  The process is simple, respectful, and confidential.  Contact the Fund’s Community Coordinator, Berni Olson (540-671-0421).

Generally the Community Coordinator is in the office on a daily basis from 9-2pm. Please leave a phone message after hours. The Community Coordinator can also be reached my email at

All payments are made directly to suppliers of goods and services. No direct payment is made to an individual or family. All requests for assistance go through the RBF Executive Board who make the final approval of payment. 

In conjunction with any assistance it may provide, the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund will inform applicants about local, State, or Federal aid currently available and advise them on how to obtain such help. The Fund seeks to blend its efforts with those of other local entities, such as the Office of Social Services or the Rappahannock Food Pantry, and supplement other sources of aid as appropriate.