Local Resident Helping Families By Building Desks for Virtual Learning During Pandemic

The 757 Virtual Learning Assistance Facebook group, created by Hampton Roads resident Jessica Perez-McCloud, is a free resource where anyone can band together to help families with virtual learning across Hampton Roads.

In one week, the group gained more than 4,000 members with local residents offering up their time and talents to help parents in need.

One new member Joe Reinagel started making desks for families in need and told WTKR News Channel 3, “Making desks right now is my new hobby. It makes me feel great, Motivates me to do more.”

So far, the Reinagels have made at least 16 desks in the last 10 days. They have about 200 requests for desks to be made for families all throughout Hampton Roads.

Anyone interested in donating to help families in the group can email [email protected]. For more information about the group, click here.