Board of Supervisors - Hunter Mill District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

703-478-0283
TTY 711

1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Walter L. Alcorn,
Hunter Mill District Supervisor

How to Help Your Neighbors in Hunter Mill District

 

UPDATED April 2, 2020

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is encouraging everyone who can to consider volunteering or donating to assist our local community organizations noted below or through your own faith community or civic organization.

“We are all concerned right now about the coronavirus, but this is affecting some of us more than others and many of us have the ability to reach out, volunteer and donate to help those in our more vulnerable communities. It can be as simple as calling an elderly neighbor or relative and check on their well being and perhaps offering to shop for food and necessities. You may also want to contact your faith community to see where assistance is needed. If you already volunteer for a local nonprofit, I encourage you to contact them as well,” said Alcorn

IMPORTANT NOTE: Volunteering for a nonprofit or community organization is allowed under the exceptions in the Governor's Stay at Home Order. (See 1.h)

 

How You Can Help:

The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in shelter for poor and individuals experiencing homelessness. They urgently need the supplies listed below. How to help

  • Cleaning Supplies (Lysol, Bleach, Paper Towels)
  • Travel Size Packages of Disinfecting Wipes
  • Travel Size Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Gift Cards

 

Langley Residential Support Services 

Langley Residential Support Services serves adults with developmental disabilities, their families and our communities by providing quality, comprehensive residential and community support services. Some of the women and men they serve are temporarily without employment at this time due to work stoppages and they have increased needs for staffing, food and supplies since residents are at home more now. How to donate.

 

Lake Anne and Hunters Woods Fellowship Houses Food Delivery

Volunteers are needed to assist with food delivery to low-income older adults at the Lake Anne and Hunters Woods Fellowship Houses. More information, including how to sign up online


Reston Hospital Seeks Blood and PPE Donations

Reston Hospital is gladly accepting donations of manufactured, approved masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment from hardware stores, schools or other sources. While they currently have adequate supplies that may change based on patient and staff needs.  Please note that they are not accepting homemade masks at this time. In addition, there is a need for blood donations, if you are healthy and able. How you can help
 

HeathWorks Needs PPEs

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia is a nonprofit community health center serving those who are the most vulnerable – always, but especially now – those who are very low income, uninsured and do not have access to health care services in Fairfax County. It is providing screening and testing for COVID-19 and is not charging patients any fees because HeathWorks wants them to be seen if they are ill. HealthWorks is looking for donations of surgical or N95 masks (any size), face shields/goggles, gowns, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. They will gladly arrange to pick up donated items.In-kind donations can be arranged by contacting Lisa Knapp at 703-840-4688 or email lknapp@hwnova.or Financial donations can be made through our website at www.hwnova.org

 

Herndon-Reston FISH 

Donations enable Herndon Reston FISH to assist members of our community get through financial crises. The pandemic will certainly increase the demand for the emergency assistance that FISH provides. How to donate

 

Blood Donations

It’s important that healthy individuals continue to donate blood. If you are able, please consider donating blood: Inova Blood Donor Services or Red Cross.

 

Embry Rucker Shelter, 11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190, 703-437-1975

There is a table set up in front of the building at 11975 Bowman Towne Drive in Reston to drop off donations.

Priority needs include:

  • Rain coats and ponchos 
  • Cleaning products—bleach, 409, Lysol, other disinfectants, paper towels, empty spray bottles, wipes, laundry pods, Windex
  • Gift cards for grocery stores and fast food restaurants —please call the front desk to make this drop gift card donations at 703-437-1975
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Men’s and women’s underwear (No socks needed)

You can also make requested donations through Amazon.

 

Cornerstones Food Pantry /Assistance Services, ASAPP, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120, Reston, VA 20190, 571-323-1410

Cornerstones anticipates a higher than usual demand for services from under-resourced families, especially when children are out of school and in need of meals typically covered by school meal programs. Adults who work hourly jobs and may be off from work will also be adversely affected.  Seniors may be in greater need as they are shut off from family members and other usual resources. 

You may come into the pantry to make your donation. The location is 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120 in Reston. If you do not want to enter the building, call 571-323-1410 and a staff member may be able to assist you outside.

Urgent needs:

  • Gift cards for grocery stores, gas stations and fast food restaurants
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Cooking oil
  • Oatmeal
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Clorox wipes
  • Bleach and other disinfectants
  • Spray bottles
  • Paper towels

You can also make requested donations through Amazon

 

Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170, 703-435-6830

Donations needed:

  • Cleaning products—Clorox wipes, bleach, other disinfectants, spray bottles, paper towels

 

Connections for Hope Partnership, 1141 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170, 703-429-5000

Donations needed:

  • Cleaning products—Clorox wipes, bleach, other disinfectants, spray bottles, paper towels

 

Shelter House, 2310 Pinecrest Road, Suite 304 Reston, VA 20191, 703-955-7876

Shelter House has a convenient way to make requested donations through Amazon.

 

Shepherd's Center, 541 Marshall Rd SW, Vienna, VA 22180

Check their web site for updates. They are coordinating a “friendly caller” program to have residents reach out with phone calls to our older adults who may be feeling isolated. If you would like to participate in their program and request a senior to befriend, call 703-281-5038 or email office@scov.org You may also want to replicate this idea in your neighborhood to coordinate a community effort to call seniors and drop off food and necessities.

 

Neighbor to Neighbor Program (N2N) 

N2N program helps HOAs organize opportunities for neighbors to provide volunteer services such as grocery deliveries and friendly check-in phone calls to those most vulnerable in your neighborhood. More info: https://fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor

 

Food for Neighbors 

Monetary donations are needed to help feed children and young people. Make a donation

 

 

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