RICHMOND, Va. -- Thanks to all who helped raised more than $117,000 for The Virginia Together Fund to help families impacted by COVID-19.
WTVR CBS 6 created The Virginia Together Fund in partnership with Feed More and Mission From the Heart after more than 700,000 Virginians filed for unemployment since the coronavirus crisis impacted the state. Right now families in our area are worried about how to put food on the table or keep a roof over their heads.
Our goal was to raise money to support the food bank and help pay the rent or mortgage of families at risk of eviction.
Let's help feed hungry Central Virginians! If you can afford it, please donate. ❤️❤️Posted by WTVR CBS 6 News on Friday, June 5, 2020
Here's how you can help our neighbors:
Click here to donate to Mission From the Heart.
Donate to @Mission-From-The-Heart on Venmo.
Click here to donate to Feed More.
Purchase a Virginia Together Fund shirt.
CBS 6 also held a phone bank during the week of June 8, so you can call in and donate at the following times:
- Monday, June 8: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 9: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 10: Noon - 4 p.m.
- Thursday, June 11: 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 13: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The week capped off with a virtual concert Friday night featuring Rayvon Owen, Jay Baxter, Mighty Joshua, Rodney Stith and others to raise money for The Virginia Together Fund.
Virginia Together: The Rebound Richmond campaign is here to help. Find information on who is hiring, investigations into unemployment payment issues, financial advice on making ends meet, and mental health advice on managing the pressures. These stories will be featured often on CBS 6 News and can be found by clicking this link.