July 22, 2013

Kaine Travels To Wise, Norton, Lebanon and Floyd, Participates In Weekend Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the weekend, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine traveled throughout Southwest Virginia and participated in community events in Wise, Norton and Lebanon on Saturday and at the Floyd Country Store on Sunday. Kaine kicked off his weekend at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic at the Wise County Fairgrounds to volunteer and help serve the patients in need of health services. RAM, an annual program to increase access to health care, attracted 3,000 patients from more than a dozen states this year.

"The RAM clinic highlights the amazing volunteerism and spirit of doctors and nurses who come from all over the Commonwealth to provide care to those in serious need," said Kaine. "It's an extremely powerful thing to see and I can't thank them enough for their tireless efforts." 

In Norton, Kaine hosted an open house of his Norton office and shared opening remarks. Earlier this month, he hosted another open house in Manassas, and details are forthcoming about his final office opening in Roanoke. After the event, he met with Norton community leaders to tour local businesses and discussed the importance of continuing  to grow the talent and competition of the students and workforce throughout the Commonwealth. Following the tour, Kaine participated in the Russell County Relay for Life in Lebanon to walk for cancer awareness. To conclude his weekend tour, Kaine visited the Floyd Country Store on Sunday to play his harmonica during the jam session and meet with attendees.

"I always feel at home in Southwest," Kaine said in Floyd. "It's such a treat to see so many familiar faces and even get to break out my harmonica for a Sunday jam at the Country Store. I'm pleased our office in Norton is now officially up and running and hope Virginians in the region will take advantage of the great constituent services we have to offer." 

On Monday, Kaine will travel to Dublin to tour the Volvo Trucks assembly plant and meet with employees and visit Westside Elementary School in Roanoke to see the RCPS+ program.

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