Notes: Spring2Action launches today in Alexandria

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

☔️ Today’s weather: Showers are likely before 7am, followed by a gradual transition to mostly sunny skies and a high around 71. Expect northwest winds ranging from 9 to 13 mph, gusting up to 20 mph, and a 30% chance of precipitation. Tonight, the forecast is for partly cloudy conditions and a low of approximately 44, accompanied by a 9 mph north wind.

🚨 You need to know

Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s annual day of giving, launches today.

This year marks the 14th year of Spring2ACTion, a 24-hour online event run by ACT for Alexandria connecting donors to charitable causes around the city.

The website allows Alexandrians to search by specific organizations, locations or causes they’d like to contribute to.

“This virtual fundraising effort, presented by ACT for Alexandria, with the help of generous sponsors, offers local nonprofits the chance to raise thousands of dollars to ensure that Alexandria is a strong, vibrant community for all,” the website said. “Last year, 8,331 donors gave $2.96M to 186 nonprofits serving Alexandria.”

📈 Tuesday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 23, 2024.

  1. Old Town cafe and corner store Foxtrot closed as national chain implodes (3118 views)
  2. More than $50K in luxury handbags and other items stolen from two consignment shops in Old Town (1798 views)
  3. Alexandria woman loses $100K+ in Social Security Administration email scam (1486 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.