Spanberger Launches “VA-07 Heroes” Program to Recognize Central Virginians Going Above and Above Beyond During COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 29, 2020
Local Issues
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Community Members Can Nominate Individuals, Businesses, Nonprofits, & Organizations to Be Honored by the Congresswoman

HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today launched the “VA-07 Heroes” program to highlight Central Virginia neighbors, businesses, nonprofits, and organizations that have come to the aid of their communities and stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spanberger is currently accepting nominations from the public through this form. Nominees will be highlighted via Spanberger’s social media accounts and on her official website, and nominees can include someone who lives, works, and/or volunteers in the Seventh District; a small business; or a nonprofit or organization.

“Even in the face of tragedy and hardship, the Commonwealth has come together in this crisis to protect the vulnerable, lift one another up, and remind ourselves of our shared values of community and kindness,” said Spanberger. “The VA-07 Heroes program will be an opportunity to recognize the individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that have made our communities stronger during a time of tremendous uncertainty. Whether they are making homemade masks, volunteering at a food pantry, or delivering lifesaving medications to our seniors, their efforts truly represent the best of our district. If you know a healthcare worker, grocery store employee, mail carrier, small business owner, teacher, or other individual who deserves to be recognized for their work, please nominate them to be honored through our program. I look forward to reading many stories about how our neighbors are responding to our current situation with selflessness, dedication, and compassion.”

Since arriving in the U.S. House, Spanberger has worked to amplify the stories of Central Virginians who are selflessly serving their communities. Earlier this year, Spanberger launched her “Central Virginian of the Week” series, which recognized and celebrated constituents who embody the Seventh District’s values of excellence, kindness, courage, and service. Click here to read about the most recent Central Virginian of the Week honoree.

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