The Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP) held their annual community day yesterday. Eleanor McQuinn, a fellow Red Cross DAT Team member, and I volunteered to hand out disaster planning information for the Red Cross.
Quite a few people from the surrounding neighborhood walked down for games, dancing, a cookout, and some fellowship. Despite the heavy clouds, we had no rain.
I really enjoyed meeting and talking in depth with Troy Tucker, an agriculture specialist and mobile lab operator at Virginia State University. Troy is passionate about his work with VSU and the Virginia Cooperative Extension and is working to educate young people about where there food comes from. He’s got a pretty cool mobile computer lab that travels around Virginia to teach both kids and farmers about how to utilize the internet to improve their small farm operations through social media and general computer usage.
I also enjoyed meeting Officer Marilyn Charity from the Richmond Sheriff’s office. I hope her upcoming Pumpkin Patrol goes well. It sounds like a great way to serve the community.