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Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Scams

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Provided by Prince William County Police You may receive appeals to donate money for disaster relief after Hurricane Florence. Be sure to do your due diligence before responding to such requests. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) offers these tips on how to donate or volunteer right, and what not to do. TO DONATE TO RELIEF EFFORTS The most effective …

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NOVA Veterans Association Hosts Second Annual Biketoberfest

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Provided by Northern Virginia Veterans Association NOVA Veterans Association hosts the Second Annual Biketoberfest at Warren County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 12:00 to 8:00 p. m. This event features live music, food trucks, beer, a classic pinup girl contest, and vendors. It is also family-friendly, with face painting and many other children’s activities. Tickets can be purchased here. All …

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USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence

Provided by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) offers food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Florence. The National Hurricane Center expects impacts from Hurricane Florence along the coastal southeastern U.S. into the mid-Atlantic region. According to the National Hurricane Center, flooding, hurricane force …

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Residential Fire Affects Two Townhomes

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Provided by City of Manassas The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire at two townhomes at 4:00 a. m. on Sept. 13 in the 9200 block of Taney Road. Crews arrived on scene to find fire showing through the roof. There were no injuries due to the fire. Red Cross was on scene to help …

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Arrest in Woodside Drive Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Friday, Aug. 31 at 5:46 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single- family home in the 1500 block of Woodside Drive in Woodbridge. The call originated as a police incident for a suspicious person with a knife. Officers summoned Fire and Rescue when they noticed smoke coming …

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New 24/7 Medic Unit in Manassas

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Provided by City of Manassas The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department is putting their second 24-hour medic unit in service at the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company (Station 501). Currently, the Department staffs a 24-hour medic unit at the Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad. A daytime (7:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.) medic unit is staffed at the …

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NOVAVETS: Looking for a Few Good Leaders

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By Major General David Bice The Northern Virginia Veterans Association (NOVAVETS) is an organization with a sole purpose of supporting veterans, transitioning military members and their families throughout the Northern Virginia region.  Located in Manassas, the association is a one-stop hands-on non-profit that provides that support at no cost to the veteran or family member.  Those in need are connected to …

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Manassas Native Serves with Versatile U.S. Navy Helicopter Squadron in Guam

Provided by U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach A 2015 Osbourn High School graduate and Manassas native is serving with the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 on the island of Guam. Yeoman 3rd Class Tyree Pierre is serving with HSC 25, known as the “Island Knights,” a versatile squadron that’s capable of completing a number of …

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Salute to the Armed Forces Event

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce The Prince William Chamber of Commerce (pwchamber.org) is finalizing plans for the Annual Salute to the Armed Forces. The event honors the military presence in our area, including the Garrison Commander and Base Commander of our two local bases – Fort Belvoir and Quantico – who provide updates on their installations and honor …

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SentarAlert Invites Patients, Visitors to Opt-in for Texts During Critical Safety Events

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Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Patients and visitors at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, as well as all Sentara Healthcare hospitals and outpatient facilities, are now able to receive timely text messages during critical safety events. A new opt-in emergency notification service dubbed SentarAlert allows anyone in Sentara facilities to receive the same texts Sentara employees receive through our emergency notification …

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