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School Supplies and Food Pantry Donations

 

Pender is collecting School Supplies and Food Pantry items for Greenbriar East Elementary School and WFCM.
During the pandemic, many families are experiencing food shortages and cannot afford to buy needed supplies for the beginning of school.
Please see the lists of needed items below, and consider adding a few things to your back to school shopping or grocery store visit this week?  Donated items can be placed in the bins outside the main church doors no later than Sunday, September 6.
If you have questions, or would like someone to come pick up your donation from your home, please contact Ann Hines.
School Supplies:
Crayons (basic colors, 24 count)
Pencils (basic yellow, Ticonderoga or comparable brand)
Plastic Pocket Folders (any colors, no metal brads)
Soft Pencil Pouches
Hard Pencil Boxes
Black Pens
Ear Buds (not wireless)
WFCM Donations:
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Diced Tomatoes
Canned Fruit
Canned Corn
Vegetable Oil
Sugar & Flour (1 lb. bags)
Tomato Sauce
Boxed Pasta
Shampoo/Conditioner
Soap
Deodorant
Toothpaste
Feminine Pads
Diapers (size 6 most needed)
 

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Election Officers Needed!

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Fairfax County needs Election Officers for upcoming elections. Election officers must be registered voters in Virginia and complete required training and forms. You may choose to accept the $175 stipend for a full day, or volunteer your time.

View the “Become an Election Officer in Fairfax County” video:

For more information, visit the Office of Elections website by clicking on this link.

 
 

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Churches aid Afghan interpreter

Man aided U.S. forces before Taliban threats forced him to flee

 

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8 Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

8 Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted 8:41 a.m.

snow shovelingAround a foot of snow has fallen across the county, so snow lovers are happy! It will continue to snow for a few more hours, but many of you will spend the day removing snow.

Shoveling snow can by physically demanding and can lead to injuries such as sprains and strains, but even more serious heart attacks. Please follow these safety tips when you go out in today’s wintry weather:

  1. If you or someone you are with begins to have chest discomfort, especially with one or more of the other signs of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away.
  2. If you have a history of heart disease do not shovel without your doctor’s okay.
  3. Shovel small amounts of snow at a time.
  4. Push the snow instead of lifting where possible. If you have a driveway, move snow to the opposite side of where a plow will…

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Local News, Posts of Interest

 

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Medical Personnel Needing Transportation

Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted 10:10 a.m.

Medical personnel in Fairfax County needing a ride to the hospital today should call our non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, TTY 711, to arrange transportation.

This service is only for Fairfax County residents/medical personnel that need to get to their hospital shifts.

Transportation is being provided by volunteers through Volunteer Fairfax.

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Local News, Posts of Interest

 

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