Richmond taking part in National Service Recognition Day


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — From picking up trash to spending time with children, service is one of the pillars to help build a community.

That importance isn’t missed by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney who will be joining over 4,000 other mayors and county officials nationwide Tuesday to help bring some praise to those who help. 

They’re doing this in part with today being National Service Recognition Day.

Stoney is planning to recognize the impact those volunteers bring to Richmond and thank them at a ceremony, which will take place at the Richmond Police Department Training Academy at 10 a.m.

Once the morning festivities are finished, the city’s office on Volunteerism and Neighbor-To-Neighbor initiatives are sponsoring service projects throughout the city and region beginning at noon until 2 p.m.

There are five main projects taking place today at these different locations:

YMCA of Greater Richmond
7540 Hull Street Rd.                        
-Build raised garden beds, benches for the amphitheater and changing huts

FRIENDS Association for Children 
1004 St. John St. and 929 N. 26th St.                                                                     
-Clean playground areas; Easter Egg Hunt event preparation

The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton
1519 Williamsburg Rd.                                               
-plant seedlings; also weed, mulch & more 

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond
2409 Bainbridge St.                                               
-lead youth in various field day activities

Senior Corps
1202 W. Graham Rd. (Richmond Police Training Academy)                                              
-construct senior wellness kits

All are welcome to take part in any of these volunteer opportunities, and others in the future that can be found on the Neighbor-To-Neighbor’s website.

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