Joe McVay is current club president of the Heavenly Seven group, which was formed a few years ago for local men to get together, play cards and have fun, but has dedicated itself to serve the community, especially children and the elderly. They have sponsored school supply giveaways, Thanksgiving dinners for senior citizens, sponsored a job fair for young adults and organized cook‐outs at Champaign‐Urbana Days, among other activities. The club now has over fifteen members and meets monthly. Joe McVay was not one of the original seven that founded the group, but joined after seeing the great work in the community they were doing.

Joe was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.