We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Sherry Arey, Director of Family Promise of Shenandoah County and her Outreach Coordinator, Diane Pence to talk about their organization, the programs & services it offers and their upcoming fundraiser: Night Without A Bed happening September 21 – October 12, 2020.
Get more information about their Night Without A Bed fundraiser and how you can participate on their website along with explanations about their various programs and the impact they have on the homeless community: https://www.shenandoahfamilypromise.org/
We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Elise from United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley to get an update on several programs, fundraising efforts, and a reminder about the Rubbermaid Sale happening on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall from 8am – 12pm.
Elise updated us about:
Day of Caring
CARES Act Funding
ALICE Awareness Week
COVID Relief Fund
Find additional information on their website: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/ and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWNSV
We were in the studio for a LIVE show today with Lt. Warren Gosnell from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office for our usual monthly conversation. We talked about the duties of a Public Information Officer and why it’s important to disseminate information to the public through a central person. Lt. Gosnell explained all the different ways that citizens can get that information on social media:
We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Danita Roble – Director of Event Managment for the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, and her guests: Kelly Rice, Deputy Chief – Winchester Police Department and Hadden Culp, Fire Chief – City of Winchester to discuss the chamber’s upcoming Valor Awards.
The 2020 Valor Awards will be held virtually this year via Zoom on November 5, 2020 live at 12:30pm with a replay later that day on Facebook at 6pm. The awards will be given to first responders (and citizens) in Frederick/Clarke Counties & the City of Winchester in the following categories:
PUBLIC SAFETY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Acknowledges an individual volunteer who has displayed outstanding commitment to the mission of the agency, demonstrated support of agency goals, and provided dependable and exceptional assistance on the agency’s behalf.
CITIZENS AWARD – Recognition of citizen(s) for their extraordinary acts of courage in emergency situations or actions which directly result in the saving of a human life.
UNIT CITATION – Recognition of acts by a unit/division/company demonstrating unusual judgment, ingenuity and/or personal risk and bravery during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
MERITORIOUS ACTION AWARD – Recognition of individuals for exemplary action, placing themselves in a situation of personal risk.
LIFESAVING AWARD – Recognition of actions in emergency circumstances which directly results in saving of a human life.
CERTIFICATE OF VALOR – Recognition of actions demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal or ingenuity, not normally involved in the performance of duties.
BRONZE AWARD OF VALOR – Recognition of acts involving personal risk and demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal and/or ingenuity during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
SILVER AWARD OF VALOR – Recognition of acts involving significant personal risk and bravery beyond that which is expected during the normal performance of duty.
GOLD AWARD OF VALOR – Recognition of acts involving supreme sacrifice or extreme personal risk and heroism which is clearly above and beyond the call of duty.
For more information about the awards, a list of last year’s winners and/or to register to attend this year’s virtual ceremony, click here to visit the chamber’s website.