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VPM Finds the Helpers

Leah Westberry stands with a homemade mask.

Along with hard news, VPM strives to share real, human stories to better understand how the pandemic is impacting our community. Here are a few stories from people in our community and beyond, who are rolling up their sleeves and helping our neighbors. 


Social Distance Assistance

Taking a cue from Mr. Rogers, host Kelly Jones and her daughter, June, share the stories of brave, creative problem solvers supporting their communities in VPM’s new podcast, Social Distance Assistance. Check-in every Tuesday as they learn about people helping during the pandemic and answer your questions about life in the era of social distancing.



Northumberland Teachers

When Northumberland County public schools announced they would be closed for the remainder of the academic year, school nutrition technicians, bus drivers, and volunteers leapt into action to ensure their students were fed. VPM’s production team was on the scene to document their heroism in action.


VPM's Instagram

VPM’s Instagram shares the stories of Virginians who educate, entertain, and inspire. Since the governor enacted stay-at-home orders, Virginians have contributed to our Instagram stories and features, sharing everything from what they’re cooking at home to how they’re tending to their physical and mental health. Check out our story highlights and regular features to discover how Virginians just like you are living during COVID-19.

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