The Harvey murders have had a giant impact on Richmond. Many still mourn the family, every time we read a story or pass World of Mirth in Carytown. But we’re also beginning to see a shift to productive action, such as the Bryan and Kathryn Harvey Family Memorial Endowment.
Another such effort, notwiththesehands.org, will have its official launch next Tuesday, Jan. 30. Organizers Heidi Abbott, Kristin Hott and Carter Carpin, who were friends of the Harvey family, are setting up the Web site as an online warehouse of violence-prevention opportunities and organizations in Richmond.
They encourage Richmonders to add to the list, and the group’s first project is to create a Greater Richmond Pledge of Non-Violence, assisted by public submissions. The deadline is April 20.