The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital, presented a check for $150,000 to hospital president Dr. Rina Bansal and Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation Board Chair Donald Simpson Jr. during the organization’s annual luncheon June 15 at the Potomac Riverfront home of philanthropist Joe Viar. According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Founded in 1933, The Twig is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for Inova. The Twig operates a thrift shop in Old Town and hosts the popular Historic Alexandria Homes Tour. Traditional fundraising was curtailed and in-person gatherings eliminated for the last 15 months due to the pandemic. But members of The Twig persevered and raised $100,000 for the Inova Covid-19 Emergency Preparedness Plan during a virtual fundraiser in 2020." As per the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "In addition to the hospital donation, two $5,000 scholarships were awarded to registered nurses Kenneth Daniels and Haymanot Amogne. Amogne is pursuing a nursing degree at James Madison University with plans to obtain a master’s degree in Public Health. Daniels, a nursing administrator at Inova, will study to become a clinical director. Longtime volunteer Anita Carson was presented with a silver platter in recognition of her 25 years of service to The Twig."