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About Us

WHO ARE WE? 

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Virginia Blue Ridge is a non-profit organization of area residents dedicated to helping our neighbors make funeral arrangements that are dignified, meaningful and affordable.

 

We achieve this goal through consumer-education outreach, including group presentations, printed materials, personal consultations, local price surveys, and membership benefits. We serve residents in the counties of Montgomery, Roanoke, Giles, Floyd and Pulaski; and the cities of Roanoke, Salem, Bedford and Radford.

 

Founded in 2001, we are a part of a nation-wide network with affiliates in almost every state associated with the national Funeral Consumers Alliance.

 

We are run solely by volunteers, and have no attachment to the funeral industry or any religious group. Our membership is open to all. The FCAVBR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

 

Simply put, we are a group of people who have learned about planning funerals through personal experience and research, and we would like to share our knowledge with you. To find out more about us, view the videos on this page.

We advocate for fair pricing and accountability in funeral purchases.

Our Core Values

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Accountability

We are the equivalent of Consumer Reports for the funeral industry. We are your funeral consumer advocates; researching, insisting and holding funeral homes and cemeteries accountable for accurate and transparent price listings.

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Community 

We give consumer education and outreach, including group presentations, community events, and personal consultations.

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A common cause

Join us and help others plan for the inevitable. Help make conversations about death a part of life. Come to our meetings, be an advocate, or just know that your contribution makes a difference. Our membership is open to all. The FCAVBR is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. 

Our bylaws are also part of our Articles of Incorporation so that the governing board is also the corporate board of trustees. The nine member board has staggering terms of three years. Board members are elected at the annual meeting. 

Annual meetings

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