Samantha Barber

Samantha is a member, a partner and an inspiration to all of us at FRWRC. She is the founder of Reaching Out Now (RON). The RON Girls of Destiny Program is the recipient of our Kim South Girl Grant for empowering middle school girls.
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Hello Community Leaders,
Our nation is in turmoil over the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. Our hearts are aching; I am sad and appreciate everyone who has reached out to check-in.
As a community leader, I serve as a voice to the voiceless; I've accepted the call to sit and have those difficult conversations - with myself and with my family; to understand, and to work towards healing our nation, state, and county.
APART, we will continue to see lives lost, senseless deaths, the uncontrollable rage of those demanding change, and desperate voices clamoring to be heard. Yet, TOGETHER, we can heal; TOGETHER we can overcome; TOGETHER we can begin to rewrite the blueprint of racism, injustice, and intolerance that has plagued our country for over 400 years.
"But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-ending stream!" (Amos 5:24)
TOGETHER...we are able to stand!!!

Stronger Together
Reaching Out Now

The Shenandoah Valley is one of the majestic beauties handcrafted by God
So, we too His children, created in His image
Created for a purpose, created to reproduce,
Created to take care of the earth, designed to care and love each other
Created to be one with Him as He is one with the Father
Created to be our brother’s keepers
Created to be united is the intent
Created to be…Stronger Together!

His intent is good and is possible
WE first must be willing
Willing to value each life He created that we may each fulfill our purpose
Willing to value every life that we reproduced
Willing to care for our nation, our states, our communities
Willing to care for those who are hurt, feed those who are hungry
Willing to stand along those who seek justice
Willing to be…Stronger Together!

His intent is good and is possible
WE first must Reach Out
Reach out no matter one’s race, color or socioeconomics
Reach out to hold a hand and seek tolerance of who we are as a people
Reach out to our neighbors, our leaders, our communities and start a conversation
Reach out and pray for those who feel burdened and voiceless
Reach out and listen to the hearts of those who feel oppressed
Reach out so our nation, our states, our communities in unity…are Stronger Together!!

-Samantha N. Barber- President/Founder- Reaching Out Now, Inc.

Voices of Valley Women – #StrongerTogether