A citywide back-to-school drive was held on Aug. 22 and 23. More than 800 families from across the city turned out to pick up backpacks and school supplies. Numerous organizations joined forces in organizing the events, including the literacy nonprofit InspireLit, which donated more than 4,000 books for the distribution.
Law enforcement personnel from across the region descended upon Inova Alexandria Hospital in the early evening hours of April 28 to show their appreciation for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Hospital CEO Dr. Rina Bansal said, “This is amazing. If we talk about one community, this is truly one community. To see our first responders appreciating our health care workers truly warms my heart.”
The most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic are those of any age with compromised immune systems and seniors over the age of 60. As “social distancing” becomes the new normal, these vulnerable still need human interaction and extra care. With Virginia Governor Ralph Northam urging all residents to remain in their homes during the state of emergency, many seniors, particularly those in senior living facilities, are being cut off from family members and friends.
Bishop Ireton High School is staging “Little Women” from Nov. 15-23, 2019 with a cast of 14 student actors. The show is adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel from the 1860s and written by Scott Davidson. The story follows the lives of the four March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — and their passage from childhood to womanhood.