Victory Neighborhood Association is committed to our mission of building community through inclusion, fairness, and wellness which is achieved through communication, outreach and engagement.
With inclusion as one of our community values, ensuring that all Victory neighborhood residents feel a sense of belonging and safety in our community is important to us. We are aware not everyone feels welcome or safe in our neighborhood and this must change.
The murder of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department has greatly impacted our world and has brought to the forefront once again the need to end racism and profiling in all its forms in this neighborhood. We have witnessed many different conversations and have heard requests for change from community members. Victory Neighborhood Association understands its role in ensuring it is meeting the needs of Victory residents. We are listening, and we are responding. We are doing our own self-reflection and having difficult conversations about our role in dismantling racism. We are now asking that this community do the same.
Beginning in July 2020, Victory Neighborhood Association will begin an anti-racism initiative by hosting facilitated, ongoing discussions for residents to explore difficult topics that impact our Victory neighborhood. This anti-racism initiative builds off the microaggression workshop provided in 2018 with engaging discussions that will be done in an online platform and or social distancing in-person format.
The Board commits to fully participating in these conversations and using the insights gained to make decisions that increase equity and inclusion in this neighborhood. Please join us in these difficult and necessary conversations. Your participation is important. We will communicate discussion dates, topics and times publicly utilizing our various platforms.
Statement From Our Board
The Victory Neighborhood Association is horrified and devastated by the murder of George Floyd, yet another black man, at the hands of law enforcement. The traumatic impact of this event on the black community brings to the forefront, once again, the need to end racism and profiling in all its forms. ViNA stands in solidarity with those who demand change and justice for George Floyd.
Please join us by stepping outside at 12:50pm,Thursday, June 4, 2020, prior to the start of George Floyd’s memorial service, to observe silence for 8 minutes and 49 seconds, the length of time George Floyd begged for his life as he was being murdered.
Tips for keeping our neighborhood safe.
Build relationships with your neighbors. The best way to keep neighborhoods safe is to build community with one another.
Put trash bins and other items in your yard or garage to help reduce opportunities for potential fires.
Check in with your neighbors.
Keep outdoor lights on all night.
If you haven’t already, connect your water hoses to your outdoor water supply.
Utilize the City of Minneapolis 311 non-emergency number to learn about services, obtain information and for non-emergency reporting. http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/311/online/index.htm
Report suspicious vehicles without plates to the tip line. Tip line 612 692-8477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org which has been set up by Senator Scott Dibble.
Report suspicious behaviors to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov/contact or call 1-800 CALL FBI.
Take care of yourself as self care is necessary.
Be kind to each other.
Please Note: The Annual Garage Sale and any other scheduled events have been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 and our commitment to helping our neighbors stay safe
ViNA Response to COVID-19
The Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) Board of Directors recognizes the severity of the current COVID-19 crisis and encourages our residents to follow recommendations from both the CDC and our Governor to help slow the spread and keep our community members as safe as possible. While we are aware how disruptive this epidemic has been to everyone, we are optimistic our neighborhood will come out on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic a stronger, more connected community.
ViNA is working to create connections and build community in the coming weeks to help those in need, especially our most vulnerable and underrepresented, but we need to hear from you.
If you need help with an essential service (grocery shopping, medication pick-ups, etc.), food or other supplies, or just need someone to check in with you click here, OR if you can help a neighbor in Victory with something listed above please click here. We look forward to connecting with you!
If you would like to donate to our COVID-19 and mutual aid efforts, please donate here. https://www.paypal.me/victoryneighborhood
You can also check out our COVID-19 Resources page for more information and links to services available to our residents.
La Raza 95.7 FM – “Mi Ciudad”
A partir del 7 de abril, el programa de radio “Mi Ciudad” de la Ciudad de Minneapolis estará al aire cada semana. Escucha “Mi Ciudad” en La Raza 95.7 FM y 1400 AM para recibir la información más reciente sobre el coronavirus, su impacto y para conocer cuáles son los recursos disponibles en nuestra ciudad.
3-4 p.m. Martes, 7, 14, 21, y 28 de abril
KALY 101.7 FM (Somali) – “Magaaladayda Minneapolis”
Waa barnaamij ka baxa raadiyaha KALY bishiiba mar oo maamulka magaaladu ugu talagalay in lagu wacyigeliyo korna loogu qaado aqoonta mowduucyada muhimadda gaarka ah u leh busha weynta Bariga Africa ee ku dhaqan Minneapolis.
2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 16, 23, & 30
WIXK AM1590 (Hmong) – “Kuv Lub Nroog Minneapolis”
Kuv lub Nroog Minneapolis suab lus Hmoob xovtooj cua WIXK yog qhov chaw sibtxua lus coj lub Nroog cov kev pab txhawb nqa pejxeem tuaj pub rau tsoom Hmoob sawvdaw kom tau paub thiab muaj kev nyab xeeb. Cov qhua tshwjxeeb tuaj koom hais lus suam huabcua yog cov paubtab thiab txawjntse txog lawv cov luag haujlwm thiab kev pab pejxeem.
2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 16, 23, & 30
Are you a high risk resident in need of assistance? Click here.
Would you like to help your fellow Victory residents? Click here.
Click here for a list COVID-19 resources for our residents.
The Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) is the neighborhood organization serving the Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Victory is a neighborhood building community through inclusion, fairness, and wellness, achieved through communication, outreach, and engagement.
The organization was founded as part of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood Revitalization Program and works to connect neighbors to one another and to the issues that directly impact them.
Mar 21, 2020
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Mar 21, 2020
As we have various residents in our community with various needs and offerings, we are looking to create connections and build community in the coming weeks to help those in need, especially our most vulnerable and under represented. If you are in need of a services such as grocery shopping, medication pick ups, transportation, food… Read More →
March 30, 2020
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