We are overwhelmed by the support we received for our James River Relief program. We hope to revitalize this program as we approach river season in 2021. By donating here, your gift will support our efforts to protect the James and connect people to it. Thank you!
For months, Virginia hospital workers have been challenged like never before, putting their lives on the line and working long hours battling Covid-19. The James River Association wants to thank hospital workers for their time and service by offering them a break to find solace and relaxation on the river through our James River Relief program.
Through this program, James River Relief provides paddle trip & rental options to doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff on the frontlines through partnering with several regional outfitters, include Riverside Outfitters and RVA Paddlesports in Richmond, James River Reeling & Rafting in Scottsville, and Rivanna River Company in Charlottesville. The program also provides trips through JRA’s outfitter, James River Adventures in Lynchburg and through JRA’s Connect with the James programs in Richmond, Hopewell, and James City County.
"The James River Relief Program takes care of those who have been courageously taking care of our communities. The mental and physical health benefits of the outdoors will allow these heroes to find healing, solace, and rest after months of stress." -Daniel Carey, MD, MHCM, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
With the launch of this program we were able to offer trips to 100 hospital workers, and with your help we can reach more! Our goal of $3,000 can reach 100 more, but $6,000 can offer trips to 200 more hospital workers.