Daily Planet board chair Elizabeth Roark, left, is presented a General Assembly resolution recognizing the Daily Planet’s 50 years of service to people in Central Virginia from state Sen. Jennifer McClellan of Richmond. Beth Merchant, chief executive officer of the Daily Planet, right, also participated in the presentation held Aug. 7 at the organization’s West Grace Street headquarters.
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Daily Planet marks 50 years of vital service to the community
In 1969, concern about an epidemic of runaway and disaffected teens led to the creation of an organization offering a caring place with shelter, meals, health clinics and counseling without judgment.