(L-R: Randy Johnson, Executive Director and Founder of God's Pit Crew; Carolyn Evans,
DRF Board of Directors Chair; Dr. B.R. Ashby, DRF Board Member)
God's Pit Crew, a private, non-profit organization providing disaster relief and food and supplies to those in need, received DRF's third B.R. Ashby, M.D. Award for Outstanding Community Service for 2012 and a
$50,000 general operating grant.
The spirit of the award - for which 17 eligible 501(c)(3) organizations were nominated from the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, VA and Caswell County, NC - mirrors the works of tireless local leader, Dr. B.R. Ashby. Among his many pivotal roles, Ashby was a founding DRF Board Member and the first Chairman. This prestigious honor recognizes outstanding community service in the region by nonprofit organizations based upon their success in aiding and helping families and individuals overcome significant challenges.