PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Southside Regional Medical Center employees and volunteers spent their day making sleeping bags for the homeless Saturday.

The sleeping bags are made from surgical wraps that can’t be reused in a medical setting. So the hospital found a way to create sleeping bags for homeless Petersburg residents.

“The plastic material is durable, waterproof and holds in heat well, which makes them perfect tools for staying warm in the winter,” SRMC said in a release. “The newly created sleeping bags will go to Cares, Inc., a shelter in Petersburg.”



Back in November, SMRC made 53 sleeping bags. In total, eighty-three sleeping bags will be donated this month.

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RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – On Saturday, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), was named an honorary Tuskegee Airman by the Howard Baugh Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Students and teachers at the Steward School in Richmond went under the clippers Wednesday for a good cause.

Participating in the 4th Annual Head-Shaving/Hair-Donation Event at the Richmond private school, boys shaved their heads and girls trimmed their locks to make wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair.

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Richmond Police Detective Ledbetter donated more than 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love.

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