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What are some ways you can help?
Many parishioners have asked about how they might be of service to those in our community who are in acute financial need as a result of the COVID-19 virus. We checked in with our regular ministry partners, and asked what their biggest needs are during this time. We’ll keep checking-in and updating this page as needed.
Financial and In-Kind Donations
Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) provides a variety of services for Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William Counties addressing issues of housing and food security, immigration, and child-services
Shelter House runs family and women’s shelters in Fairfax County, including services for domestic violence cases.
Make a financial donation to Shelter House
They’ve informed us they need air mattresses, household cleaning supplies including disinfectants and hand sanitizer, dish soap and laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, full size toiletries, inexpensive sets of pots and pans, and baby wipes. To protect their staff, they are no longer accepting in-person donations, but would welcome in-kind donations shipped directly to their shelter in Seven Corners – 3080 Patrick Henry Dr. Falls Church, 22044
Lutheran Social Services is the organization we worked with to sponsor a refugee family. They have ongoing needs, but could particularly use help with items from their wishlist.
Falls Church Community Service Council provides food and financial assistance for those who live in Falls Church zip codes.
Hands On service opportunities
Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) needs volunteers between the ages of 12 and 59 to help distribute food from their warehouse, more information here. They also have particular need for canned goods – tuna, soup, tomatoes, and vegetables. You could collect those and deliver them yourself.
Falls Church Community Service Council needs people to pick up food from their site at Knox Presbyterian Church and deliver it to homes (leaving it on people’s front porches). Call 703-237-2562.
Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) needs food distribution assistance at their Manassas campus. Click here for more information about volunteer needs and requirements.
Consider donating blood. This is an ongoing need year round but particularly during these times. Click here to make an appointment in our area.
local volunteer opportunities
Here are some links to volunteer opportunities put out by Arlington County, the City of Falls Church, and Fairfax County. You can also check out our Community Opportunities page for other ways to help, recommended by members of the congregation.