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March 2015 News   

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be 

April 7  
Braddock Baptist  

6519 Braddock Rd, Lincolnia, VA 22312
 
Refreshments and fellowship 
7:30 p.m.
Meeting
7:45 p.m. 
Open to all visitors.   
  


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Contact Information 
Mailing Address
7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003

 
Information
 
703-256-0100

 
Emergency
Assistance

(Fairfax County)
703-222-0880

 
Donations
(except furniture)
703-256-0100

 
Furniture Donations 
703-256-9513


Email
accacares@verizon.net

ACCA Website www.accacares.org

About ACCA
ACCA is a church-related voluntary organization providing day care,  financial assistance, food, furniture, and other support to needy families in the Annandale/Bailey's Crossroads area, regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. Except for the child development center, all ACCA services are provided by volunteers. To learn more about ACCA, visit our website at www.accacares.org.  

ACCA Members
Annandale United Methodist

Braddock Baptist

Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Annandale Ward
and
Little River Ward

Cornerstone Evangelical Free

Culmore United Methodist

First Presbyterian

Friendship United Methodist

Holy Spirit Catholic

Hope Lutheran

John Calvin Presbyterian

Lincolnia United Methodist 

Mt. Pleasant Baptist

Peace Lutheran

Providence Presbyterian

Queen of the Apostles Catholic

Ravenworth Baptist

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist

St. Alban's Episcopal

St. Anthony Catholic

St. Barnabas Episcopal

St. Michael's Catholic

St. Paul's Episcopal

United Baptist

Warner Baptist    

Community Shows Heart in February  

Supervisor Cook
Braddock Supervisor John Cook distributed food donations collected during February to representatives of ACCA (second from left), Our Daily Bread, Food for Others, and ECHO.   
 
Nominate a Teen Volunteer 
making a difference 
Click the image above to download the nomination form.

Do you know an Annandale High School senior whose volunteer service has made a difference in our community? ACCA is accepting nominations for the 2015 Making a Difference Award, given each year to a graduating senior at Annandale High School. The award includes recognition during the school's annual Awards Day and a monetary gift.

 

To nominate a deserving young person, please use the nomination form here. Each nominee will be notified and asked to submit an essay describing why volunteering is important, what they have done, and the impact of their service on the community. The deadline for making a nomination is April 3.

  

The Making a Difference Award is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Jina Kim of Evergreen Title Company, Annandale, Va.

Art Exhibit Showcases Young Artists    

CDC art exhibit

The ACCA Child Development Center (CDC) recently hosted an art exhibit. Click here to see more pictures of the children's work. 

Family Emergency Assistance   

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ACCA served 39 households in February, providing more than $25,000 in emergency cash assistance. Among those served was a single woman who is taking care of her sister's five children. Her sister had a stroke and was in a coma. The woman was unable to pay her electric bill. ACCA assisted her and prevented the power from being disconnected.

 

In two other cases, ACCA served families who were providing a home for extended family members, but were having difficulty shouldering the added expense. In both cases, ACCA paid a portion of their rent. On behalf of all who were served, thank you to our generous donors for making this assistance possible.  

Food Pantry   

St. Alban's volunteers restocked the pantry shelves with items donated to the Stuff the Bus food drive at the Annandale Giant. Click the photo to see more photos.

Intrepid Food Pantry volunteers made 88 deliveries, assisting 240 individuals in February, despite the wintry weather. The local community supported these efforts by donating more than 1,000 lbs. of food and $300 cash during the "Stuff the Bus" food drive at The Annandale Giant on February 14. Thank you to all who donated food items and cash. Thanks also to volunteers from St. Alban's, among others, who helped restock the Pantry shelves.

 

The St. Alban's Girl Scout Troops also led a successful food drive in February. Additionally, Fairfax County Supervisors John Cook and Penny Gross have sponsored efforts to collect food for the ACCA Food Pantry. Supervisor Gross is collecting donations in a box outside her office at the Mason District Government Center through April 6.

Furniture Ministry 

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Snow and cold weather limited the Furniture Ministry to operating on only two Saturdays in February. Still, they completed deliveries to 18 households and 12 pickups. More than 25 dedicated volunteers helped make this possible.

 

The Furniture Ministry received a very large donation of 68 mattress and box springs sets from two hotels. Collecting them was a full day's work for a crew of eight using ACCA's two box trucks and a 26-foot truck made available to us by the Little River Ward of the LDS Church. We are extremely grateful to the donors and the volunteers who moved them to temporary storage.

Meals on Wheels and Transportation 

The Annandale Meals on Wheels program served 18 clients with a total of 502 meals delivered. They also delivered Valentine's packages with candy and crafts from the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild.

 

Transportation volunteers provided rides for seven clients.

April 25 -- Rebuilding Together

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Rebuilding Together event, when teams of ACCA volunteers will help two local homeowners with repairs and renovations to make their homes safe and secure. 

 

Volunteers are needed to help with skilled and unskilled tasks such as painting, clearing brush and making minor repairs. To date, Annandale United Methodist, John Calvin & Providence Presbyterian, Ravensworth Baptist, St. Barnabas Episcopal and the LDS Annandale Stake have signed up to work. Please contact Marie Monsen mamonsen@verizon.net if you can lend a hand.  

 

To make a donation to cover the cost of supplies, donate, please send a check to ACCA, 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA, 22003 or donate online. In either case, please specify "Rebuilding Together."