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U.S. Virgin Islands Celebrates Bat Week, Oct. 24 Through Halloween

Bat Week is an annual international celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of the natural world and economy.

Sorority Gifts UVI Student Nurses With Much Needed PPE

Masks are now a required component in clinical settings needed to assist each student with completing their education. Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. is a sorority for nurses founded in 1932 by 12 graduates of Freedman’s Hospital.

CFVI Awards $312,750 in Scholarships to 224 V.I. Students

The 2020 awards represent the largest group of scholarship recipients and second-largest amount of scholarship funds distributed in the foundation's 30-year history.

Organizations Join to Donate Emergency Preparedness Kits to V.I. Seniors

AARP Virgin Islands (AARP VI) and the Virgin Islands Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VI VOAD), the St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group, the St. Thomas Recovery Team, and Love City Strong non-profit organizations have collaborated to donate 1,000 emergency preparedness kits to seniors.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Fundraising to Be Doubled by Donor

Through Pinktober events, Cancer Support VI celebrates women's health and honors those fighting breast cancer, warrior survivors of the disease and those who have lost their battle with it.

Reminder: Nominations Being Accepted for McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

The Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award was established in 1987 to acknowledge individuals who have displayed both exemplary and sustained leadership on behalf of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

World Central Kitchen Offers Free Business Workshops for Food Producers

Starting Oct. 15, food producers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and The Bahamas will have the opportunity to take free business workshops on Zoom with the Food Business Bootcamp, presented by World Central Kitchen.

Bennie & Martha Benjamin Foundation Gifts UVI School of Nursing

The gifts include two birthing simulators and mannequins (one for each campus), telehealth software licenses for the campuses’ clinicians, and funds to purchase necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Student Health Centers on both campuses.

Auven Therapeutics Donates $25,000 to My Brother’s Workshop

Auven Therapeutics made their first donation to My Brother’s Workshop in 2012 and is giving support to MBW again this year with a $25,000 donation to allow for additional CNC router equipment for their engineering research and development program.

AKA Sorority Supports Breast Cancer, Mammography Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the importance of early detection in fighting breast cancer.

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