The Allen Law Firm is excited to announce that Mayor Levar M. Stoney has issued a proclamation permanently designating today, August 1 as “Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Day.” The proclamation comes on the 10th anniversary of the Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes program, which was created in 2010 to celebrate the firm’s 100th anniversary.
The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen created its Hometown Heroes Program in 2010 in honor of the firm’s 100th anniversary; and
WHEREAS, the program was started to celebrate past, present and future Hometown Heroes who motivate positive change throughout Richmond communities; and
WHEREAS, individuals who dedicate time to volunteer, motivate, create and donate to their hometowns without expectations of recognition deserve to be honored for their selfless action; and
WHEREAS, the Allen Law Firm has recognized nearly 450 Hometown Heroes who make Richmond and the surrounding areas a better place to live, including teachers, community leaders, foster parents, disability advocates, small business owners and first responders; and
WHEREAS, the City of Richmond would like to congratulate the latest recipients of the Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of the City of Richmond, Virginia do hereby proclaim August 1st, 2019 as
“Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Day”
in the City of Richmond to serve as a constant reminder of the importance of giving back to the community and as a gesture of gratitude to all who do so selflessly each day.
Since its inception, the program has honored more than 450 community leaders, teachers, firefighters, and volunteers throughout the cities and surrounding communities of Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg.
As part of “Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Day,” the firm encourages people to share their acts of service on social media using #AllenandAllenHeroesDay in order to raise awareness about the importance of giving back.
The proclamation was presented Thursday, August 1, 2019, during the 10-year reunion event at the Science Museum of Virginia from 6 to 8:30 p.m., where past and present honorees were recognized. The event also featured guest speaker and honorary Hometown Hero Clarence Singleton, a Midlothian resident and retired FDNY firefighter on 9/11, who has shared his story of survival and sacrifice on national programs like the Today Show.
We hope you’ll join us each and every year to mark this special day and recognize the importance of giving back to the community!