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Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing Effective Communication Emergency Kit

08/25/2018 to 08/25/2018

1602 Rolling Hills Dr # 203, Richmond, VA 23229

Richmond VA and Surrounding Areas - To communicate with individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing in an emergency situation can be challenging if not prepared. Therefore, Here2Hear, a local 501(c)3 organization, has developed an emergency kit that will address communication needs when in an emergency situation. This kit will include items such as an emergency communication wallet and car visor card, emergency bracelet, flash lights, Text to 911 information and more. Here2Hear will provide free effective communication emergency kits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Each kit distribution event is free and open to the public. Each event will include vendors, and Question and Answer sessions regarding emergency preparedness. There will be a session that will include a panel of first emergency responders from each locality that will address questions from attendees. Individuals must show proof of Virginia residency and hearing loss at the distribution event to receive a free kit. Kits will be provided to those individuals that register prior to the event by visiting us online at here2hear.org, calling (804) 774-8311 or sending an email here2_hear@aol.com. Sign language interpreters will be available as well as light refreshments.

Appaloosa Music Festival

08/31/2018 to 09/02/2018

751 Mountain Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630

The 4th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, hosted by nationally touring band, Scythian, is Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 2, 2018, in Front Royal, VA. Just one hour from Washington, D.C., on the scenic Skyline Ranch Resort – nestled under the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains – Appaloosa has featured Grammy Award winners and critically acclaimed rising stars in Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Celtic, and more. In 2017, Appaloosa drew 6,000 people from across the country, with D.C.’s preeminent music venue – The Hamilton – as a major sponsor. Appaloosa 2018 headliners include Scythian, Gaelic Storm, Mandolin Orange, Town Mountain, Humming House, and Six-String Soldiers. Appaloosa will feature free music workshops throughout the weekend, an exclusive late-night music jam with headliners, on-site VIP camping, RVs, cabins, and chalets, local food and craft vendors, a kids zone, and a beer garden featuring Virginia craft beer - from Starr Hill and Bold Rock Cider - as well as local choice wines. We offer family packages, plus kids 12 and under go free, and there are discounts for active duty military and veterans. Appaloosa also gives back to our community, donating 10% of profits to charity. For more information, and to purchase Advance Tickets and Accommodations, please go to: appaloosafestival.com.

Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing Effective Communication Emergency Kit

09/22/2018 to 09/22/2018

32 W Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

Richmond VA and Surrounding Areas - To communicate with individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing in an emergency situation can be challenging if not prepared. Therefore, Here2Hear, a local 501(c)3 organization, has developed an emergency kit that will address communication needs when in an emergency situation. This kit will include items such as an emergency communication wallet and car visor card, emergency bracelet, flash lights, Text to 911 information and more. Here2Hear will provide free effective communication emergency kits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Each kit distribution event is free and open to the public. Each event will include vendors, and Question and Answer sessions regarding emergency preparedness. There will be a session that will include a panel of first emergency responders from each locality that will address questions from attendees. Individuals must show proof of Virginia residency and hearing loss at the distribution event to receive a free kit. Kits will be provided to those individuals that register prior to the event by visiting us online at here2hear.org, calling (804) 774-8311 or sending an email here2_hear@aol.com. Sign language interpreters will be available as well as light refreshments.

12th Annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival

10/06/2018 to 10/06/2018

1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

Join us for a heart-warming 5K run/advocacy walk thru Bryan Park and family festival showcasing and celebrating the many abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome in the Greater Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Central Shenandoah Valley & Central Virginia community! Help us celebrate our organization’s 35th anniversary by enjoying lots of FREE family activities, live music by Premiere, fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome, pumpkin patch, sponsor & exhibitor displays and more! Breakfast & lunch items available for purchase. Register to run, walk, raise funds or volunteer at www.dsagr.org. Dogs on leashes with responsible owners are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond. Registration is now open at https://www.ds-stride.org/dsagrstepup. 5K starts at 9am. Family Festival is FREE and open to the public from 9am-1pm!

Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing Effective Communication Emergency Kit

10/13/2018 to 10/13/2018

201 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Richmond VA and Surrounding Areas - To communicate with individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing in an emergency situation can be challenging if not prepared. Therefore, Here2Hear, a local 501(c)3 organization, has developed an emergency kit that will address communication needs when in an emergency situation. This kit will include items such as an emergency communication wallet and car visor card, emergency bracelet, flash lights, Text to 911 information and more. Here2Hear will provide free effective communication emergency kits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Each kit distribution event is free and open to the public. Each event will include vendors, and Question and Answer sessions regarding emergency preparedness. There will be a session that will include a panel of first emergency responders from each locality that will address questions from attendees. Individuals must show proof of Virginia residency and hearing loss at the distribution event to receive a free kit. Kits will be provided to those individuals that register prior to the event by visiting us online at here2hear.org, calling (804) 774-8311 or sending an email here2_hear@aol.com. Sign language interpreters will be available as well as light refreshments.

Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing Effective Communication Emergency Kit

11/03/2018 to 11/03/2018

57 Lucy Corr Circle, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Richmond VA and Surrounding Areas - To communicate with individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing in an emergency situation can be challenging if not prepared. Therefore, Here2Hear, a local 501(c)3 organization, has developed an emergency kit that will address communication needs when in an emergency situation. This kit will include items such as an emergency communication wallet and car visor card, emergency bracelet, flash lights, Text to 911 information and more. Here2Hear will provide free effective communication emergency kits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Each kit distribution event is free and open to the public. Each event will include vendors, and Question and Answer sessions regarding emergency preparedness. There will be a session that will include a panel of first emergency responders from each locality that will address questions from attendees. Individuals must show proof of Virginia residency and hearing loss at the distribution event to receive a free kit. Kits will be provided to those individuals that register prior to the event by visiting us online at here2hear.org, calling (804) 774-8311 or sending an email here2_hear@aol.com. Sign language interpreters will be available as well as light refreshments.