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In this issue of The Independent we discuss topics such as: – We’ll Be Moving – Frank Hayes retirement – Disability Day of Mourning – Volunteer opportunities for health assessment team – Games, the gift of independence, and more
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NRV DRC volunteered to participate in Downtown Christiansburg Inc.’s first window decorating contest. We would like to thank Christiansburg High School’s art class for decorating our windows while incorporating disabilities into our theme.
From now until December 22, you can vote for your favorite window on the non-profit’s Facebook page by giving it a like. The one that gets the most likes will win a $250 gift card toward marketing their business.
On Friday, March 1, the NRV DRC held a candlelight vigil to memorialize those who have been murdered by family members or caregivers due to their disability, a crime known as filicide. The event brought in numerous people from the New River Valley, and local media coverage attended to report on the memorial. The afternoon of events included signs, speakers, a reading of names of those who have been murdered, and literature on filicide and how to advocate against it.
Several links to media coverage are below. We wish to thank WSLS10, WFXR, the Roanoke Times, WUVT, National Public Radio, and the Radford News Journal.