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Hurricanes: Before and After the Storm

In advance of hurricane season, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently hosted a virtual event, Hurricanes: Before and After the Storm.

It covered the importance of preparing under "blue skies" as well as Old Dominion University's efforts to help the region recover after a hurricane. The event was hosted in partnership with Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience at ODU.

It was a part of the Understanding Hampton Roads series, which is the Foundation’s effort to advance civic engagement in southeastern Virginia.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Pride in Philanthropy: LGBT Life Center

The LGBT Life Center has been a miracle for clients who needed help with food and resources, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a joint grant from the community foundation and United Way of South Hampton Roads, the LGBT Life Center has been able to help numerous residents in need.

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Finding Good Homes for Furry Friends

Meet Bella, a Lab mix and amputee who found a loving home thanks to the Virginia Beach SPCA, which received a grant from the Alfred L. Nicholson Fund at the community foundation.

This fund honors Alfred Nicholson who left a gift in his will to the community foundation to support the humane treatment of animals in shelters. Nicknamed Captain Nick, he died in 1997 at age 93 after serving on the boards of several animal shelters and had owned the Canine Country Club in Virginia Beach.

The $115,000 grant will help improve the center as it takes care of animals in need of good homes.

Meet Bella