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Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp Ambassador Program

Richmond, VA – The City of Richmond’s Neighbor-To-Neighbor program is looking for 200 volunteers to serve as Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors. The Washington Redskins Training Camp will begin on July 25 and conclude on August 11, held at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

The Richmond Training Camp Ambassador program allows volunteers to be the “face” of Richmond. Program participants highlight local tourism destinations, restaurants and other points of interest in the city, answer questions about training camp and help make it a fun and safe event for all attendees.

For Fan Experience Ambassadors, the morning shift will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the afternoon shift will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For Security Ambassadors, the morning shift will be from 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the afternoon shift will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There will be a few dates with only a single practice, resulting in only one volunteer shift.

All volunteers will receive the foll…

Public Events Celebrating African and African-American Heritage, Provided by Elegba Folklore Society

The following events celebrate aspects of African and African-American heritage during the summer months. All information for these events was provided by the Elegba Folklore Society. Learn more about the Elegba Folklore Society at http://efsinc.org/.
Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration
Symposium, Friday, June 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Elegba Folklore Society, 101 E. Broad Street Independence Day Our Way, Saturday, June 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Manchester Dock Homage to Our Ancestors, Sunday, June 16 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Visit http://efsinc.org/events/festivals/juneteenth/ for more information.
Grand Opening of Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality
Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture Admission complimentary, RSVP requested
What is Africa to Me? Perspectives on History and Culture Community Study Group Wednesday, June 19 at Elegba Folklore Society
Out of Darkness, Showing and Conversation Part of the 3rd Saturday Documen…

Preparing for Richmond’s Hurricane Season

Hurricane season lasts six months, starting on June 1 and ending on November 30. The Richmond Metro Area’s likelihood of experiencing hurricanes peaks in the period of August through September.

Hurricanes that affect the Richmond Metro Area may not be as strong as when they hit the coastline, but heavy rain, flooding, strong winds, and even tornadoes are still a serious threat. The storms can cause damage such as long-term power outages and the destruction of homes and other property.

Hurricane weather experts release predictions each year for the upcoming seasons. A normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean consists of 12 named storms and six hurricanes. This year, the researchers are predicting 13 named storms, five of them with the potential to become hurricanes, meaning they have winds of 74 mph or greater. Experts also predict that two hurricanes could reach “major” strength, with winds of at least 111 mph.

Residents and those who work in the city should have a plan for emergenc…

Statement from Mayor Levar M. Stoney on Governor Northam’s Call for a Special Session of the Virginia Assembly Addressing Gun Violence

“I thank Governor Northam for his leadership in calling for a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to address gun violence in our commonwealth. 

The governor is right – thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need action to bring common sense gun regulation to Virginia, and localities need the authority to protect their communities. 

Now is the time for EVERY ONE of our state lawmakers to stand up and be counted. We owe it to the families in Virginia Beach, to the family of 9-year-old Markiya Dickson and to every life lost in Richmond and across the commonwealth due to gun violence. 

Every Virginian deserves to go to work or play in the park or walk our streets without fear. It’s time for courage and accountability. November is coming.”