Denise Membreno


Foster Care organizations all over the region are in need of your help because there are more children in need than homes to take them in. DePaul Community Resources matches children in need with foster parents, and officials there say they saw the need grow during the pandemic. Potential foster parents go through a 10-week course as well as a home inspection, and once a child is placed in a home, foster parents receive ongoing support through counseling, training and special activities.  WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more:


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Virginia Western Community College is now an affiliate Bee Campus.  The Xerce Society of Invertebrate Conservation’s Bee Campus USA program works to galvanize campuses to sustain pollinators by providing a healthy habitat rich in variety of native plants and free of pesticides. Every year the school will have to submit a report to show how the campus is working to protect pollinators and what it has been doing to raise awareness about their plight. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more: