Vie is a Charlottesville-based startup. C’ville is our home town. Because of the support and love of our amazing community Vie has had the opportunity to grow & expand since 2016. Here’s a note from our Founder & Charlottesville resident Lynsie Steele:
Hey folks, thank you for stopping by and showing your support. Our community is feeling the love from supporters the world over. A couple of weeks ago when I was on the road promoting Vie with my four little boys, I could never have imagined that my city (that at the time was unrecognizable for most of the people I met) would in a couple short weeks be not only front and center in the news but a household name. Sadly, the events of August 12th (and the days that followed) have deeply affected our town and its residents, but we are strong and we have chosen to hold our heads high, embrace the love that does exist around us, and move forward with the passion necessary for driving out hate and building up our community to an even greater level!
I saw this on Facebook shortly after the weekend’s incidents and I’d love to share: A member of the Metro Richmond Fire Incidents Facebook page posted a story that particularly resonated with what Vie is about. In the story, this volunteer describes visiting our Charlottesville Wegmans to stock up on some food for the rest of the volunteer team at their tent, and ended up leaving with a car full of food for more volunteers than this person could have even imagined. It was the team at Wegmans that jumped to action to donate a ton of food on the fly to help the men and women who were protecting our city. According to the story, one of the Wegmans’ founders is quoted as saying: “Never think about yourself, always help others.” This ideal is one that helped many on August 12th and will continue to help our community heal. Thanks to all of you who have worked tirelessly to protect our city, its inhabitants, and the volunteers that came in in droves to help teach love instead of hate. We appreciate all that you have done for us, for our #charlottesville.
Please follow this link to help our local Charlottesville organizations that work with the groups affected most by this past weekend’s events! If you want to know how to help, these are great tips.