Wisdom Sadiq, 6, left, and her sister, shy Queen Sadiq, 5, have some fun following a program Aug. 8 blessing a new building now used by the H.O.P.E. Organization at 4880 Finlay St. in Henrico County. the girls, a double ball of energy, are relatives of the nonprofit’s founder, Ollie Harvey. the organization assists people with food and other needs.
Amid the pandemic, an interfaith group of clergy gathers at the Reconciliation Statue in Downtown for a prayer vigil for those who have died from COVID-19. The Rev. Lacette R. Cross, pastor of Restoration Fellowship RVA and director of volunteers and outreach at Side by Side, delivers a call to action. The vigil, held Aug. 18, also was to show support for the Virginia COVID-19 Justice Coalition’s effort to gain release of nonviolent inmates from jails and prisons in the state due to the virus threat. Location: 15th and Main streets.
James River Downtown