Volunteer Solutions – Helping Hands 2016

The county’s Helping Hands Project brought over 150 county volunteers together in May 2016 to help 16 older adults maintain their homes and yards. Volunteers cleaned, organized, decluttered, and performed yard work.

The Helping Hands Project is dedicated to allowing older adults to remain safely in their homes. The annual project takes place each May in honor of Older Americans Month. It is sponsored by the county’s Volunteer Solutions, a program that recruits volunteers to help older adults and adults with disabilities all year long.

Ox Hill Baptist Church youth volunteers complete a project in Clifton hauling away furniture and cleaning out a residence.

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Fairfax County Employees from Juvenile Domestic Relations District Court (Probation Services Division) use their annual V-16 leave to volunteer for a Helping Hands project.

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Ox Hill Volunteers in action.

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Parkwood Pounders working in Burke.

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The county’s Solid Waste Management provided dumpsters free of charge. Volunteers filled them to the brim.

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Fannie Mae volunteers!

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Fannie Mae volunteers in Lorton.

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Before: The garage of an older couple in Vienna.

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After: Now the older couple is able to get in to their car more easily.

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Before: A screen door in Burke, cited as a violation by a homeowner’s association.

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During: Volunteer painting the storm door

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After: The finished storm door

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Before: Truck filled with 40 years of aluminum cans in the back yard

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After: Volunteers cleared it out, took the cans to the recycle facility, and got $54 for the client.

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