COVID-19 has changed the way people do most everything. The IRC in Richmond will continue to evolve its programs and services, as are all service providers and support organizations. Events where we gather with our friends and partners are also changing. Last year, in honor of World Refugee Day, the IRC in Richmond held its first World Refugee Day film event. We planned to make it an annual occasion, and in the past few months were previewing and discussing possible feature-length documentaries and speakers to present. Since Virginia won’t be gathering elbow-to-elbow in theaters any time soon, we have a new World Refugee Day event planned for 2020 that will still allow you and your family to show your support for the IRC in Richmond and learn about those who are displaced from their homes worldwide. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for details.
Additionally, the IRC in Richmond has partnered with The Giving Wall, a local organization that is connecting Richmonders to provide solutions to barriers to self-sufficiency. Become a Supporter today, and help our newest neighbors with transportation to work, much-needed supplies for a newborn family member, or tuition for a career-advancing class. In the face of COVID-19, a variety of critical needs are being met for hard-working IRC clients who have experienced layoffs and reduced hours.