Thousands of flight cancellations have been reported at airports as people head back home from Thanksgiving break. FlightAware reporting over 2,000 cancellations and over 13,000 delays on Sunday alone. Despite chaos at the airports, passengers flying out of Richmond said that RIC was not as busy as they expected.
On Thanksgiving morning staff, at the Wildlife Center of Virginia prepared meals to feed 100 different guests of all shapes and sizes. The staff provided unique meals to a number of animal species that are currently staying at the animal hospital.
“It’s a hard balance to hold that reality that this just makes it very clear that there are no actual safe spaces, we can try and we can be brave but safety for LGBTQ+ people is not a guarantee,” Director Hyacinth Bellerose said.
Our Community Place in Harrisonburg held its annual Thanksgiving meal for those in need on Thursday. OCP serves around 100 people each Thanksgiving and expanded the meal this year, in addition to the meal served at OCP volunteers delivered 40 meals to people in need around the community.