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Free river rides for hospital workers

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 18:49:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The James River Association, working with various river tour companies, is offering free trips along the James River to healthcare workers.

The James River Relief program runs June 29 through July 13.

"The James River Relief program takes care of those who have been courageously taking care of our communities," Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey said. "Our health care workers have been on the front lines since the beginning of this [COVID] crisis, and we are deeply grateful for their unwavering dedication to the well-being of Virginians. The mental and physical health benefits of the outdoors will allow these heroes to find healing, solace, and rest after months of stress."

The program will provide more than 100 paddle trips and rental options to doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff.

Click here for more information.

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