I wanted to let you all know that we have finally found a home!!! I really can not thank you all enough for showing us different locations, offering spaces that were available or telling us of potential places!!!! Your support is humbling!!! This Saturday, January 18th we will be holding an “all hands on deck” volunteer day from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We need to clean, paint, etc before we start to move all of our stuff into our new site. Anyone who has time to help us, please stop by to lend a hand… We will provide as much of the painting and cleaning supplies as possible, however, if you have an extra brush or tarp, please bring them Our new home address is 31 Sycolin Road, NE. (Directions at the bottom of this email) More to come on our “knight in shinning armor”… So, what are the plans for our move out of Fort Evans and into our new place?? We should be able to get this ready in one day… We will then hold another “all hands on deck” volunteer day at our Fort Evans site, once we have coordinated our move date, etc… so more to come on that. We know you all have asked how and when you can help, so we hope to see you all this Saturday. Our new home is located just behind the new Douglas Elementary School. Heading west on Route 7, (from our current location) you would take a left onto Sycolin Road. Follow that down, until you are almost directly behind the elementary school, which will be on your left. We are behind the 3rd abandoned house, which will be on the right… Should be plenty of parking. Our space does require a lot of TLC, so lots of volunteer days to come! Again, we really can’t thank you all enough for your continued support and well wishes… Hope to see you all on Saturday!!!
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We received official notice yesterday that we must be out of our Fort Evans space by January 29th!!! The following changes will be in effect until we have settled into a new space (still unknown, but probably back into storage). The shopping nights that have been scheduled for January 9th and January 30th are canceled. We will continue to go out on our bus starting on Wednesday the 8th. Many of you have asked how you might be able to help during our move…we will be holding volunteer days every Tuesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with the exception of January 14th and January 28th, when we will extend our hours to 7:00pm. Needless to say, we will be here packing (probably) every day until we must move, so if the above dates don’t work, and you are interested in helping please call so we can arrange a time for you to come in… We are also in desperate need of moving boxes and bins. If you have access to these and are able to get them to us, that would be a huge help. As always, we truly appreciate your support and thank you all for your help while we work through yet another bump in the road!!! As you know, Mobile Hope relies on the generosity of our community, to meet the needs of our most vulnerable population… our children. Please check back regularly to see what are our most urgent needs are at any given time. At this time, Mobile Hope is in desperate need of a permanent location as we are having to leave our current location on Fort Evans Road. If you are an investor looking to contribute, are a builder or property owner with a space available, or are a member of our community just concerned about our dire need for space, please feel free to contact us with suggestions.
More than 13 million children in the United States live in homes with limited access to a sufficient food supply, according to a report from the LSU AgCenter, and of those, new research suggests Hispanic children and young girls are disproportionately affected by malnutrition. The data, published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, found chronic malnutrition among Hispanic children was twice as high as that of non-Hispanic white children.
By The Associated Press Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.
RICHMOND, Va. – Although Virginia is considered one of the wealthiest states in the nation, it also has seen an increase in the percentage of kids living in poverty. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that one in three Virginia children age 8 and younger is growing up in a low-income household. Emily Griffey, senior policy analyst for Voices for Virginia’s Children, said most of them don’t have access to preschool and are not prepared for kindergarten.
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In one of the nation’s richest counties, where even middle-of-the-pack households earn about $95,000 per year, more than 100 medically vulnerable and long-term homeless people who have carved out their own ways to survive.
One of the chronic needs of community service organizations over the years has been space for their operations—whether it be the Loudoun Library Foundation with its annual book sale that raises funds for library reading programs or the Community Coalition Holiday food assistance over Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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