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May 2015 News   

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be 

June 2    

Culmore United Methodist    

5901 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Refreshments and fellowship 
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m. 
Open to all visitors.   

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7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003



(Fairfax County)

(except furniture)

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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  

ACCA Members
Annandale United Methodist

Braddock Baptist

Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Annandale Ward
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    

Rebuilding Together with Love   

Camille on ladder 
Camille Mittelholtz applies a fresh coat of paint. Click the image above or go to our Facebook page to see more photos of Rebuilding Together 2015.

At least 75 volunteers from nine ACCA churches participated in an inspiring day of service by refurbishing two homes in Springfield as part of national Rebuilding Together Day (formerly known as Christmas in April).  


Volunteers made major repairs to the rear deck and steps of a town-home owned by a woman who is battling cancer. They also removed and replaced old floor tiles; painted; installed new moldings, a new toilet, main water shut-off valve, and several electric outlets; and made other minor repairs.


A second team made major improvements to a group home for adult men run by Community Living Alternatives. Volunteers painted most of the rooms and hallways and the outside soffits. They repaired the kitchen and dining room floors, installed supports for the sinks in two bathrooms, repaired the rear deck, trimmed shrubs and cleared away fallen trees, leaves and brush. Read more... 

Letter Carriers Make Timely Delivery  

Stamp Out hunger

The food pantry shelves were pretty empty, but then came the National Association of Letter Carriers' annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 9. The Letter Carriers in our area responded with gusto, as did local postal patrons. We received 20,000 lbs. of food! Thank you to the Letter Carriers and Annandale postal patrons!


In April, the Food Pantry made 69 deliveries, serving 174 individuals.

Online Fundraiser to Benefit ACCA    

do more stacked

On Thursday, June 4, ACCA will participate in Do More 24, a 24-hour online fundraiser hosted by United Way of the National Capital Area. ACCA is hoping to raise funds to support our on-going ministries: food, furniture, emergency assistance and the Child Development Center. As little as $24 will pay for infant formula or put fresh foods on a needy family's table.


More than 500 local nonprofits will be participating in Do More 24. Last year, Do More 24 raised $1.1 million for local organizations. So mark your calendar for June 4, book mark the Do More 24 website,, and spread the word!

Child Development Center Hiring  

CDC hiring poster The ACCA Child Development Center has openings for a full-time and a part-time teacher. The CDC has a 4-Star rating through the Virginia Star Quality Initiative and an enrollment of 183 children.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to  

Family Emergency Assistance   

ACCA provided more than $17,400 in emergency assistance in April for rent, utilities and other needs for 30 households. Thanks to our donors, a mother and three children moved from a shelter for victims of domestic violence to their own apartment, a grandmother who cares for her grandchild and moved to a one-bedroom apartment with den, and a woman who cares for a grandparent with cancer got her gas utilities turned back on.  


Your gift to ACCA makes a real difference in the lives of our neighbors in need!

Furniture Ministry   

The furniture teams made 20 pickups and 29 deliveries of furniture to needy households in April. They served 19 families with children, five handicapped individuals, and one senior citizen.  


If your spring-cleaning includes getting rid of gently used furniture, see the ACCA website for guidelines on the pieces ACCA can recycle to a family in our community. Call 703-256-9513 to arrange a pickup.  

Meals on Wheels and Transportation 

ACCA volunteers served 23 clients in April, delivering 770 meals. The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild provided Easter packages with candy and crafts for the clients.


Transportation volunteers provided 13 rides to medical appointments for nine clients. Thanks to all who serve in these ministries.

Tools for Faith Community Gardens
Does your church or non-profit maintain a garden plot to serve the needy? The First Presbyterian Church of Annandale has a tool-sharing program and can loan a tiller free of charge to any church or non-profit community gardeners. Also available are extra shovels, hoes and other tools. The tiller is small, but great for raised beds or other plots that have been cultivated previously. And it is very easy to transport in a truck, van or the trunk of a car. Anyone interested in using the tiller should contact Amy Metzel, or 646-265-8286, to arrange pick up and drop off times.
Rebuilding Together - continued

We offer our gratitude to all the laborers who made the day such a success. They represented Annandale United Methodist, St. Barnabas' Episcopal, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Annandale & Little River Wards), Ravensworth Baptist, John Calvin Presbyterian and Providence Presbyterian.


For providing lunches and snacks, thank you to Lincolnia United Methodist and Queen of Apostles Catholic. For providing the necessary funds for materials, thank you Annandale United Methodist, John Calvin Presbyterian, Providence Presbyterian, Ravensworth Baptist, and St. Barnabas' Episcopal.  


A special thanks to the house captains Ken and Camille Mittelholtz, John Clarke, Brad Moffett, Frank Spink, and Jim Stewart for their leadership, and to Woody Woodburn, Steve Webster, and Hank Chiles for their expertise.


Over 26 years, ACCA volunteers have worked on 117 houses and group homes in Fairfax County. Visit our Facebook page to see photos of the teams in action.