‘Take a mask. Stop the spread’: Salem woman honors healthcare workers with yard display
SALEM, Va. – Honoring healthcare workers on the frontlines, a Salem woman has put up a special display in her front yard to thank them and remind us all to do our part. In front of Anne Craighead’s home on Stonegate Drive in Salem, you’ll see a large metal star adorned with blue lights. On it, she’s hung handsewn masks and a sign that reads, “Please show your love for our health care workers. Stop the spread.” Craighead said she hopes it’s a small reminder to help us all come together and to do our part. Many are leaving their Christmas lights up until Jan. 31 for health care workers.
Lowe’s partners with nonprofit to build bunk beds for children in need
Local volunteers and businesses are coming together this weekend to help kids in need, making sure every child has a bed to sleep in at night. The local chapter of the nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace is made up of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Roanoke Valley Chapter President Dave Jones said the need is overwhelming in Southwest Virginia. The Roanoke Valley Chapter just opened in January. Four local Lowe’s stores are partnering up with the organization and volunteers tomorrow to build at least 40 bunk beds.