Loudoun nonprofit organizations mobilize to assist in COVID-19 crisis

The Mobile Hope bus is traveling around Loudoun County to provide assistance to anyone in need. 

As the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation continues, Loudoun County's nonprofit community is stepping in to provide assistance for residents in need. Here is a rundown of some of the resources available, as well as nonprofits who are looking for donations.

Mobile Hope, a nonprofit that helps precariously housed teens and young adults, is collecting donations for breakfast and lunch to help kids who are out of school and would normally receive free or reduced lunch. To make either a financial donation or donate items, drop off is at 741 Miller Dr. in Leesburg, or visit mobilehope.org for more information. Mobile Hope is also on the move, driving a bus around Loudoun County to provide food assistance, personal hygiene products and diapers.

-In Leesburg, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Lucketts, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Purcellville Tuesday and Thursday from 12 - 2 p.m.; Hillsboro Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 p.m.; Ashburn Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Sterling Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3-6 p.m.; South Riding Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 p.m. and Middleburg Thursday 5-6 p.m. 

Loudoun Hunger Relief provides food assistance to all residents in need, and LHR is seeking either financial or food donations. The organization is currently maintaining regular service hours at 750 Miller Dr. in Leesburg. Visit Loudounhunger.org/donate-now or their Amazon wishlist at http://a.co/6xqO8ye.

Tree of Life Ministries will continue to offer weekly free community meals in Purcellville and Leesburg. They also offer food deliveries from their food pantry, which provides a two-week supply of groceries. In addition, they are collecting items to provide breakfast and lunch bags for kids, such as hot dogs, deli meat, non-perishable milk, potatoes, soups and cereal. For more information or for assistance, visit tolministies.org or call 540-441-7920.

Faith Chapel Church operates the Lucketts Community Food Pantry. It is open on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The church will pre-pack bags and distribute them to shoppers as they arrive. Donations of cheese, cooking oil, canned fruit, black beans, pasta sauce, flour tortillas, breakfast cereal and snack bars are currently being accepted. Drop-off donations are at 14188 Chapel Lane in Leesburg, or call 703-608-8616. Additional information at faith-chapel.org.

Loudoun County Public Schools will be offering meal service from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meals will be available at each school, and students will be allowed to receive two meals daily and can choose to take both meals simultaneously. Meals will be distributed outside school buildings in a designated area that will vary from school to school. Visit lcps.org for more information.

The Lovettsville Food Pantry provides food assistance and is housed at the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church on Lutheran Church Road. For people in the Lovettsville area in need, contact the church at 540-822-5576.

Dulles South Food Pantry, located in the historic chapel building of Arcola United Methodist Church at 24757 Arcola Mills Dr., provides food, personal supplies and other assistance to those in need in the Dulles South area of Loudoun County. The organization is currently offering food Distribution hours on Wednesdays by appointment.  Supplemental food will be provided to families with children on LCPS’s free and reduced meals program.  Visit Dulles South Food Pantry to donate or their Amazon Charity Wishlist to support their efforts. Call 703-507-2795 to make an appointment to receive food.

The Community Church Messiah's Market food pantry is at 19790 Ashburn Road in Ashburn. It is currently accepting donations and offering food assistance to anyone in need. Visit communitychurch.cc/about-us/outreach/messiahs-market for more additional details and hours of operation.

Women Giving Back is collecting items for student “snack packs.” Suggested items include small boxes of cereal, oatmeal packets, microwavable mac and cheese, pudding or jello cups, granola bars, fruit snacks, goldfish, juice boxes and water bottles. Women Giving Back is at 20 Export Dr. in Sterling.

The Town of Hillsboro is partnering with Mobile Hope to organize the collection and distribution of food in northwest Loudoun County. Donations of non-perishable and packaged food may be dropped off on March 16 and 23 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Old Stone School on Charles Town Pike. People in need of assistance may pick up a bag of groceries March 17, 19, 24 and 26 between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Old Stone School. For more information, visit hillsborova.gov.

Ball's Bluff Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is collecting Giant grocery store gift cards, which are being distributed through the school's parent liaison. Contact violeta.mellott@lcps.org.

Dulles South Coronavirus Outreach Team is a group established on Facebook to provide outreach to people who are in need of assistance in the Dulles South area. The group has identified three areas of impact: donations, family services and seniors. Visit the group on Facebook for more information. 

Stroke Comeback Center of Loudoun is a nonprofit helping those affected by stroke or other brain injuries. They are running virtual groups to keep people at high risk engaged, cared for and connected during these isolated times. 224 Cornwall St., NW, Suite 305 in Leesburg. Call 571-919-6090 for more information.

Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters aims to bring dignity and empowerment to women and girls living in shelters by providing new, personally fitted undergarments and menstrual supplies. Visit braws.org for more information if you would like to make a donation or know someone in need.

Northern Virginia Family Service is a nonprofit working with families across the region. It is currently seeking donations of food, gift cards, cleaning supplies or financial assistance to help people as quickly as possible during the crisis. Drop off location: NVFS SERVE Campus, 10056 Dean Dr, Manassas; or to minimize person-to-person contact, donations can be mailed to: NVFS Headquarters, 10455 White Granite Drive #100, Oakton, VA 22124. More information is at nvfs.org.

Loudoun Cares, a nonprofit working to coordinate and connect people, has created an information and volunteer portal that will serve as a central place where nonprofits can post their needs and share volunteer opportunities. Visit loudouncares.org for more information.

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties is using its grant making role to create an emergency relief fund. The goal is to work with the local nonprofits that have on the ground interaction with people who may be facing financial or medical issues and help them with those expenses. The grants can also provide some emergency support for a nonprofit, according to Amy Owen, executive director of the local Community Foundation. Visit communityfoundationlf.org to either make a gift or for additional information.

(2) comments

hardworkingamerican

Great that everyone in non-profits are coming together. Too bad the Liberals, Socialists and Communists that run the House, ala Pelosi are not willing to do the same. Thank goodness that Trump and others caught her earmarks she was trying to stuff into the Corona bill. She and the Democrats never miss an opportunity to cash in on a natural disaster. Don't worry the Senate which is still controlled by America loving Conservatives would weed out the infections she put into any bill.

LetFreedomRing

Only a slimy, corrupt Democrat like Pelosi would attempt to attach abortion funding to the coronavirus response bill. Seriously, Democrats have no souls.

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