Good morning, Resto!
Our staff team is often asked how the church can support people in our community. We are so grateful for Restoration’s willingness to love our neighbors. Thank you! You are a generous church and we have two practical ways you can jump in to help.
Furniture Drive for an Arlington Family
Christine Katcher, a new attendee of Restoration, works as a social worker at Dorothy Hamm Middle School. She has gotten to know a single-parent family of 6 who moved into an apartment 4 months ago and are still living without furniture. They’re in need of a number of basic home furnishing items such as beds, a couch, a table, and chairs.
We would love to serve this family by purchasing and donating household items using a Sign Up Genius listing their specific needs.
On Saturday, October 30, between 12-3 pm, Restoration will have a U-haul truck for the donated items in the church parking lot and volunteers will deliver the items to the family.
If you would like to donate or purchase furniture for this family, visit our Sign Up Genius link. There you can sign up to donate or purchase a specific item. You can also sign up to help be part of the moving crew on Saturday the 30th.
Grocery Store Gift Cards for Afghan Refugees
Many of you have also asked how we can support Afghan families who have relocated to the area.
Two members of our congregation, Lauren Kuykendall and Karen McNeilly, have been volunteering at Lutheran Social Services on behalf of Afghan refugee families in the area. Several families have struggled to obtain food assistance while they wait for their paperwork to clear for SNAP and other food assistance programs.
If you would like to support these families, you can purchase gift cards from Giant (the closest grocery store with some Helal options) or VISA gift cards and bring them to church.
Contact Scott to let him know you are dropping them off. You can also mail them to the church: Restoration Anglican Church c/o Rev. Scott Buckhout – 1815 N Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22207. He will coordinate getting the cards to the families.
In the coming days, you will hear about opportunities for a coat drive for Afghan refugee families and other ways we are supporting the practical needs of our neighbors.
Thank you for being such a generous church!
Good morning, Resto!