Welcome to the Groupsite for PRAYS.

PRAYS (PResbyterians At Your Service) is a self-proclaimed "home-repair ministry" that seeks to enact God's mandate to help those in need, as modeled through the life of Jesus Christ. Hard work, generosity of spirit, and dedication to ensuring safe, warm, and habitable homes for the economically disenfranchised in the New River Valley are the primary tenets of this volunteer organization. PRAYS is dedicated to following the mission and vision of Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, especially as a "church in the world. . . boldly addressing human need through social action."

This site is a public meeting place that provides members of PRAYS with a shared calendar, discussion forums, member profiles, photo gallery, file storage and more. We encourage you to upload your photo, complete your profile and participate!



(This area will display upcoming events as they approach on the calendar)


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Can you believe that it is already the end of March?  The snow did not stop PRAYS, who went indoors to repair and refurbish homes, and the request for more work pours in.  Already four jobs are scheduled, and five more are in the planning stages for April alone.  Look through your calendars and read your emails for opportunities to come.

PRAYS has submitted a proposal for funds to the Endowment at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church to allow us to continue to maximally serve those in need.  Please keep PRAYS families in your prayers.

  • Thanks!!

    New Email Blast by Brenda on Saturday, September 29 2012

    Well the ramp is finished and it passed inspection with flying colors!!! Thanks to everyone for their hard work!! Our next job will begin Octob...

  • Let the building begin!

    New Email Blast by Brenda on Saturday, September 08 2012

    We will begin placing the footers for our new handicap ramp on Tuesday Sept 11th and we can use lots of help! We plan to work 9-1:00 pm. Please l...

  • Ramp opportunity!

    New Email Blast by Brenda on Tuesday, August 21 2012

    Hey All!  We will begin building a ramp for a lovely elderly woman in C'burg beginning August 29th. We will begin with the fun of digging the p...

  • Roof

    New Email Blast by Brenda on Monday, March 12 2012

    Prays will be working the next couple of weeks putting a partial roof on a house in C'burg. If you are interested in helping let me know! thank...

  • Demolition anyone????

    New Email Blast by Brenda on Wednesday, November 30 2011

    PRAYS has become aware of a man in Christiansburg needing a small room taken off the back of his house.The room is/was an enclosed patio.The room i...


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