Volunteer Collect, Sort Books for Central Virginia Inmates
Inmates will soon be receiving hundreds of books, thanks to a group in Charlottesville.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Inmates will soon be receiving hundreds of books, thanks to a group in Charlottesville.
Volunteers spend Saturday, December 8, collecting and sorting a variety of books donated by community members. Those books will be gifted to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, the Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention center, and several other facilities.
The Vibrate Heyer Book Drive campaign is dedicated to honoring the life of Heather Heyer, the woman killed in last August's car attack on Fourth Street. Friday, a jury convicted James Alex Fields, Junior of first-degree murder in connection with her death.
“It's amazing, it feels amazing, and& it's perfect timing with the guilty verdict that we got yesterday. What a great way to honor her and celebrate that verdict. So it feels amazing the support we've gotten from the community so far,” said organizer Courtney Commander.
Organizers will be accepting book donations until Friday, December 14. Those interested in donating are asked to email Commander.