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Volunteer Alexandria Preparing Young People for Today’s Emergencies

By Ioana Lutai Whether unexpected or unthinkable, emergencies are becoming more widespread in schools, playgrounds, and other child-friendly places. To help keep young people safe, they need to be informed, prepared, and know what to do in the event of an emergency.  Volunteer Alexandria, in collaboration with Alexandria’s Office of Emergency Management, is offering learning […]

SCAN’s 15th Annual Toast to Hope Raises $140,000 for Child Abuse Prevention

Former Alexandria Mayor Kerry Donley Helps “Light the “Way” and 2017 Cleary Award Goes to Wells Fargo Alexandria,VA–SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia’s 15th Annual Toast to Hope fundraiser was held on October 28th at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria. The event—which encouraged more than 300 guests to “Light […]

Volunteer Alexandria Announces Annual Award Winners

Local volunteers to be recognized at upcoming annual awards ceremony. Today, Volunteer Alexandria announced the winners of their 2017 Volunteer Awards. These awards will be presented by Julie Carey of NBC4 at the 23rd Annual Volunteers Are The Heart of Alexandria ceremony, which takes place on October 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the […]

Ivanka Trump Visits Alexandria Kids on 9/11

Alexandria Children and Youth Commemorate September 11th at Volunteer Alexandria’s Event In honor of 9/11, Volunteer Alexandria and volunteers from the American Legion Post 24 shared with 108 children and youth from the Dunbar Alexandria Boys & Girls Club the importance of being prepared for an emergency. Veteran volunteers shared their personal experiences of this […]

Customized SMART House Built for Army Amputee

The Gary Sinise Foundation was in Alexandria to give a new custom home to Staff Sergeant Christopher Walker and his family. Chris had a job in Afghanistan when he was stationed there in 2012. He was supposed to find and dispose of explosives. But one day, the bomb found him instead, blowing off both arms […]

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