Showing posts from April 12, 2009

Mayor Comments on Eggleston Hotel Collapse

Mayor Dwight C. Jones issued the following statement today:

“I hope that the property owners are successful in restoring the Eggleston Hotel. For decades, it has been one of our City’s historic treasures - right in the heart of Jackson Ward. We will continue to work with the property owners, and provide any available assistance during the construction and restoration process.”

Contact: Tammy Hawley, (804) 646-3110

Survivor Day Training Offered to Richmond Residents on Saturday, April 18

WHO: Richmond residents can register to receive free training in basic emergency survival skills.WHAT: “Survivor Day,” sponsored by the City’s Office of Emergency Management, is a four-hour, free training session in fire safety, first-aid, anti-terrorism, and weather response measures.WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009WHERE: John Marshall High School (Auditorium)
4225 Old Brook Road
Richmond, VirginiaBACKGROUND:This training is designed to prepare citizens with information and planning tools in the event of a widespread disruption of public services, commerce and transportation due to a local emergency.Training is free and open to all City residents. Citizens can register by calling 311 or visiting

A free Survival Kit, with supplies including flashlight, gloves, batteries, toilet paper and a blanket, will be provided upon completion of the training (limit one per household).

Contact: Chris Dettmar,(804) 646-4642