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Continuing From the Heart’s Soft Reopening – July 29, 2021

First the good news. To the best of my knowledge the vast majority of From the Heart members have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and, thus, are actually quite well protected against the Delta variant. Plus, if they do contract it, they will not be as ill as they would have been otherwise.
 
Now the bad. The viral load of the Delta variant is roughly 1,000 that of previous variants so it is highly contagious. Therefore, if one person in a room has an asymptomatic case, they have the potential of passing it on, even to a fully vaccinated person, who then has the potential of passing it on to others, and so on, and so on…
 
The Board has had a discussion, via email, since the CDC issued its recommendation yesterday that even vaccinated people should wear a mask indoors in certain places and environments. We have decided that, in the best interests of our membership and their friends and families and in accord with what we have done to help protect our membership since the beginning of this pandemic, we will return to mask wearing inside the workshop, starting on Saturday, July 31. 
 
We will continue to be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am until 2pm and will continue to operate in the way we currently are. The only change is that everyone, vaccinated or un-vaccinated is requested to wear a mask while inside. Hopefully, this is a situation which will not last too long.  We will pull through this together just as we have since the beginning.
 
Tricia Ennis
President, From the Heart

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From our humble beginnings…

…in a Starbucks coffee shop in 2001, to our close to 1,800 member base today, the volunteer organization From the Heart continues its charitable mission.

From the Heart is involved in numerous projects, from making chemo hats for local cancer centers, preemie baby hats for the tiniest of our recipients, sleeping bags and warm mitten sets for the homeless in the Richmond community.

From the Heart volunteers are constantly finding new opportunities to help, and encourage anyone who knows of an unmet need in the community to please bring it to our attention.

We invite anyone interested in joining our cause to join us by email, web site, or check the latest newsletter for our schedule and just show up!

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Volunteers are angels in disguise. Spread your wings…Join From the Heart!

Lois Moore, Founder of From the Heart

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to serve our community by preserving and promoting fiber arts, creating a spirit of fellowship and love among our volunteers and board members, and producing handmade items which bring comfort, love and solace to others.


Our workshop is located at:

1114 Westbriar Drive
Richmond, Va 23238

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Workshop Hours (Masks are currently required to be worn by all people entering the workshop)
Tuesday 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 10am – 2pm
Thursday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm