Laws and cultural traditions surrounding alcohol differ throughout the world. In an effort to familiarize those who come to Virginia from other countries with the commonwealth’s alcohol laws, Virginia ABC is working with organizations such as the Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc. Latino Coalition to help students in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes in Chesterfield County understand rules related to purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages.
Brutal storms have swept through the commonwealth in 2016 causing extensive damage and major flooding. Many Virginians have been displaced and are in need of assistance. Virginia ABC is partnering with the Department of Emergency Management to collect donations to help citizens recover from these crisis situations. In addition to being able to donate online, customers may give to Virginia's Disaster Relief Fund at an ABC store.