RICHMOND, Va. -- The City of Richmond launched RVAStrong, an interactive relief site that provides resources and access to services to those affected by COVID-19.
In the latest addition of CBS 6 Gives, anchor Candace Burns made a donation to RVAStrong and told viewers how they can make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know, here is these uncertain times, there’s going to be a lot of people who need this website,” said Burns.
Visitors to the website can:
- Explore causes close to their heart, such as housing stability , food security, or families and neighborhoods families and neighborhoods . Then, they will be able to navigate to a page with donation links and safe volunteer opportunities.
- Identify a need, such as “I need housing support,” or “I need income support,” and be directed toward nonprofit, city, and individual efforts to meet those needs.
- Propose resource or content to add.
- Tell a COVID-19 isolation story that the city or mayor will share to build a sense of virtual community, if the user gives permission.
- Sign up to receive the COVID-19 Public Briefing, which includes timely updates and links to city resources, via email.
- Donate to the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund, coordinated by the Community Foundation
Mayor Levar Stoney says the city designed the relief site as a place where those who need help can get it, and those who want to help can offer it.
If you would like to donate to RVAStrong, click here.
You can watch previous CBS 6 Gives segments here.