hidden Mitch Haddon Named Chair of the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region Board of Directors

Mitch Haddon Named Chair of the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region Board of Directors

Mitch Haddon has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Eastern States region of the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Haddon currently is President and Chief Executive Officer of ColonialWebb Contractors Company and

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Pittsburgh Pastor Receives Top Grant at the First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the top awardees of its first-ever EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based hosted by the Eastern States region. The first-place grant of $50,000 was awarded to Pastor Cynthia Wallace of Bible Center Church in the Homewood neighborhood of

hidden Five Faith-Based Organizations Named as Finalists in the American Heart Association’s First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

Five Faith-Based Organizations Named as Finalists in the American Heart Association’s First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

Over $105,000 in Grants Will be Awarded to Local Community Leaders Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support.

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Community Unity in Action: Keepin’ it Real Healthy

The American Heart Association works collaboratively with organizations and community leaders across Virginia to improve the health of all. AHA is an organizational member of Richmond based Community Unity in Action (CUIA) – a collective comprised of more than 20 non-profits with five focus areas to advance food justice within the Food Justice Corridor. The

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EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Highlights Powerful Partnerships, Kicks-Off Grant Application Period

The power of partnerships built on trust, dignity and respect was a key theme during March 17th’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Zoom webinar, hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA), Eastern States region. “When you see value in people, it affirms that value that is in you,” said Dr. Abraham Shanklin, Jr.

hidden The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions

The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions

Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support. That is why the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region is

hidden Simple Cooking With Heart Teaches Skills and Healthy Habits

Simple Cooking With Heart Teaches Skills and Healthy Habits

Throughout December, the American Heart Association, Richmond Public Schools Engagement Office, and Chef Ray Britt brought together students from Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School at the Market at 25th to ignite a passion for cooking. Through hands-on cooking experience, students increase their knowledge and healthy cooking habits, empowering them and their families to live

hidden Chef Jason Creates Generational Change Through Healthy Eating

Chef Jason Creates Generational Change Through Healthy Eating

Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices, and eating together with your family has been proven to have many benefits beyond a better diet. You don’t need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love. Throughout May and June, Chef Jason Muckle with CHEW (Cooking for Health Education and Wellness)

hidden American Heart Association Advocates Affect Sustainable Change for the Health of All Virginians

American Heart Association Advocates Affect Sustainable Change for the Health of All Virginians

Because of the dedication of AHA supporters and volunteers statewide, it was a landmark year of public policy achievements for cardiovascular health in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These successes demonstrate that constituents have the power to make significant change when they join in the fight against heart disease and stroke. “As a stroke survivor and