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About a year ago, Ra Shawn Johnson and Dustin Cason volunteered to deliver for the nonprofit program, Meals on Wheels. They have yet to miss a Wednesday delivery. Cason, Johnson and Johnson’s daughter load up the car with more than 50 meals for community members in need. They then get started on delivering the meals door to door.“Just giving back to the people that came before us. Hopefully, when we get to that age someone will take care of us, look out for us and bring us some meals,” Johnson said. Johnson and Cason have been best friends since 2008. “We end up getting blessed more than they do. Really, you know, it helps, too, that they think we are the best good looking men out,” Cason said. “Yeah, I mean their faces light up when we go through the door. It’s always good to just see them. We know we are doing something good by delivering the meals,” Johnson explained. Johnson and Cason said they hope to inspire other young people their age to volunteer as well.
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Following Tuesday night’s two-alarm fire at Staunton’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore, fire crews were back on scene Wednesday for another two-alarm fire. Staunton Fire Chief, Scott Garber said crews were on scene Wednesday morning investigating last night’s fire, when they saw more flames just before 9:15 a.m. Chief Garber said Wednesday’s fire is being investigated as suspicious and is unrelated to Tuesday’s fire. Angela Terry, Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Habitat for Humanity ReStore Director said she is disappointed this happened, but they plan to continue serving the community. “We’re going to be able to relocate to the Waynesboro store for now, and then once we assess the damage here we’ll figure out what needs to be done,” Terry said. Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, Lance Barton said it’s in their DNA to rebuild and that’s what they will do. “We’re very grateful no one was hurt, and we really appreciate the efforts of fire and rescue,” Barton said. Stay with us for updates as this story develops.Staunton Fire & Rescue is investigating a two-alarm fire that happened Tuesday night at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore along Richmond Road. Chief Scott Garber tells WHSV that the call came in around 11 p.m. and smoke was visible from outside the building when firefighters arrived on scene. Garber said crews had the fire out within five to 10 minutes and the rest of the time on scene was spent looking for hidden, small pockets of fire. “The interior of the building, the fire was pretty much contained to a storage room area, but there’s smoke and water damage throughout the building," said Garber. Garber confirms no one was in the building at the time of the blaze and that no firefighters were injured while responding. The cause remains under investigation at this time.
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It’s Rail Road Safety week and a number of organizations are bringing awareness to the best ways to safe near the tracks. According to Operation Lifesaver Inc, there were 38 collisions between railroads and vehicles in the state of Virginia. These collisions resulted in four fatalities and seven injuries. There were also 20 trespass casualties, resulting in 15 deaths and five injuries. While the nonprofit is working to bring awareness to railroad safety, Buckingham Branch Railroad also gave advice for ways to stay safe. "The very first thing you need to do is get out the vehicle, and call the dispatcher before calling 911. Because 911 can’t notify the locomotive to stop the train. The railroad dispatcher controls the trains, "said Dave Dixon, supervisor of safety and compliance for Buckingham Branch Railroad. Dixon said the way to reach the dispatcher is to call the number on the blue ENS sign. One should be at every railroad crossing. Dixon also said to confirm with the dispatcher that there will be no trains coming before attempting to move a stopped vehicle. He also said not to underestimate how quiet a train can be. “Most people think they can hear a train when walking on the tracks, ‘Oh I’ll just get out of the way when I hear it.’ Depending on the wind and the direction of travel sometimes trains are just silent and people don’t hear them,” Dixon explained. Dixon said never try to beat the train, because the train will win.