C-CAP’s President Thanks the community for their support

Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP) President Larry Elliott by email thanked the community for this year’s support of the Camping For Hunger Campaign.

The week long campaign wrapped up Sat. Nov. 19 at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center.

Elliott went on to add that this year’s cash to food pounds ratio may be the most value ever taken in.

Monetary donations offer C-CAP the added value of flexibility for their clients.

Elliott called the 14 annual Camping For Hunger campaign a terrific week and will allow C-CAP to get to next November with better ability to serve more clients more often.

All donations go directly to C-CAP of Front Royal Warren County with the monetary donations enabling the organization to provide 40,000 meals and cover six months of supporting local people in need.

The River 953 Fox Sports Radio 1450 owner and President Andrew Shearer by email said he is humbled by the community support of the yearly campaign.

Shearer noted that since 2008 the community has contributed over 190,000 pounds of food and nearly $125,000.

Monetary donations can still be offered at ourccap.org to the 501-c3 nonprofit with a link here.

The final figures for this year’s Camping For Hunger will be available Nov. 23 with C-CAP Executive Director Joanne Koszyk at 8:30 a.m. on the River 953 and Fox Sports Radio 1450.

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Two Skyline Students are recognized for saving a life

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Two students from Skyline High School were recognized by the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services for their life saving actions.

During the Warren County Skyline High School football game Nov. 4 Patrick McGann and Carson Richardson took action after observing a female student spectator choking.

Patrick immediately applied the Heimlich Maneuver while Carson notified Emergency Medical Personal.

Because of the pair’s quick action the female student survived the incident with no other medical aid needed.

The two students credited the Emergency First Aid and CPR courses at Skyline High School as the reason for knowing what to do in the situation.

Since 2013 schools are required to offer the courses when then Governor McDonnell signed into law the Gwyneth Law.

Lieutenant Cucciardo and Fire Chief Bonzano presented the duo with their certificates of merit at the Warren County Board of Supervisor monthly meeting Nov. 16.

A video of the entire meeting can be found here.

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Manassas bank robbery remains under investigation

The Manassas branch of Bank of America on Sudley Road was robbed Saturday morning around 9:15.

The Prince William County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation of the robbery continues with the suspect still at large.

The investigation revealed an unknown man entered the bank and approached the teller with a note demanding money and implying that he had a firearm.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black hat, red shirt, gray or olive-green pants, camouflage hooded sweatshirt under a blue jacket.

The suspect wore white covers over all of his fingers.

At no time was a firearm produced and no injuries occurred in the incident.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled.

Attempts to locate the suspect by K9 were unsuccessful and anyone with any information is asked to contact authorities.

A look at the suspect can be found here.

You can call the Prince William County Police Department at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip here.

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News Maker Michael McKee on Pres. Biden’s initiative

During the first ever White House conference on hunger President Biden called for the end of food insecurity and nutritional inefficiency by the end of the decade.

We spoke to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s CEO Michael McKee about actually reaching that goal in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Michael focused on the nutritional inefficiency portion of the initiative explaining that it can be done.

He explained how Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is helping to accomplish the goal.

Michael also explained how through Blue Ridge Area Food Bank the effort and effect is statewide.

Click here for Michael’s news maker.

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