Virginia 4-H has received $1 million from Dominion Energy the largest cash gift in the history of the commonwealth’s largest youth organization, that will help Virginia 4-H continue to offer transformative educational experiences for years to come.
Dominion Energy’s investment in Virginia’s youth is an extraordinary commitment to ensure educational opportunities for children across the commonwealth and helps 4-H educational centers cope with a financial crisis created by COVID-19.
The Roanoke (VA) Chapter of The Links, Inc., in observance of American Heart Month, invites you to roll up your sleeves for a life-saving purpose! On Sunday, Feb. 14, the chapter will kick off participation in the “SleevesUp” Campaign, a blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross, held virtually this year. To participate, visit https://cutt.ly/lkpGmSL. Also pledge to give blood at the American Red Cross donation centers in the Roanoke and New River valleys, then share a photo of yourself donating blood using hashtag #DonateBloodwithRoanokeChapteroftheLinks. The drive will continue through May 14. Continue reading Roanoke Links sponsor two Heart Health events→
As director of the Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD), I am extremely proud of the work our staff has done to vaccinate thousands of our citizens each week. With partners such as Carilion Clinic, our federally qualified health centers, and local retail pharmacies, well over 20,000 frontline essential workers and older residents have now received at least one dose of vaccine through RCAHD partnership clinics. Continue reading COVID-19 Community Weeklies→
Harrison Museum Zoom conversation focuses on America’s ‘BIG’ issue
by Shawn Nowlin
On January 28, Roanoke’s Harrison Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) hosted a virtual conversation titled “The Insurrection in Black and White.” A variety of topics including law enforcement accountability and the juxtaposition of the treatment of white insurrectionists versus peaceful marchers involved in Black Lives Matter, were broached in intricate detail by a panel of four: Virginia Delegate Sam Rasoul; Matt Chittum, journalist; Leslie King, CEO at Black in Burg; and Idella Glenn, Associate Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact at the University of Southern Maine. Continue reading Panel discussion takes on insurrection→