Serving our neighbors and supporting our community


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The vestry is mobilizing Restoration’s finances to respond in three ways to the novel coronavirus.

1. Benevolence Fund for Restoration members:

Request Assistance from the Benevolence Fund

We know the global response to the novel coronavirus has created a lot of vocational and income uncertainty.  Restoration wants to provide financial resources that could be used to bridge gaps for people who attend our church. To that end, the vestry intends to set aside part of our operating funds to serve as a benevolence fund for people who attend Restoration and are experiencing financial need. Your regular giving to our operating fund will allow our Vestry to continue to set aside what is required for these benevolence needs. We want everyone who attends Restoration to be aware that this fund exists AND that we have created a discrete and private way for people to request disbursements.  Here is a link to the form that we have created to collect this information. Submissions will be received by a small committee overseen by clergy and vestry members.  We have initially identified three categories of need:  lost wages, health care costs, and unexpected costs due to quarantine.  There will be a set amount that is given for each request. If you or someone you know has a financial need, please make them aware that this help is available.  Please don’t be hesitate to request assistance.  We are a church community that wants to help each other.

2. Rent Assistance for our Arlington Neighbors

Sponsor a household in Arlington
We are working with Arlington County Public Schools social workers to connect households who need help with rent with households in Arlington churches who want to sponsor them.  Sponsorship would entail a rental supplement of $500 in April and in May.  Once you have signed up to sponsor a family, you will be given a family’s last name and the name/address of that family’s leasing agency for the purpose of sending your rent support.  We invite you to pray for the family you have sponsored throughout these two months for peace rather than fear, for health, and for their general well-being. We will be collecting names of Restoration households who want to be sponsors, here.  We are grateful for the hard work of Arlington County social workers who are identifying and vetting these families.  We will give more information as soon as it becomes available.

3. Food Support for Households in Arlington

How can I help?

We are so grateful for all the ways you’ve helped to serve our neighbors. Thank you!

As we continue to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances during COVID-19, we are updating our plans to support approximately 40 Glebe Elementary School families in need of food assistance. While a food pantry worked well for a time, going forward, Restoration will partner with community residents to distribute Safeway grocery gift cards each week to approximately 40 Glebe families.

All of the information you need is here.

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