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Ford To Present Mobile Response Center To Catholic Charities

August 17, 2017

The Ford Motor Company will be presenting Catholic Charities USA with a Mobile Response Center, which will be used to help bring relief and recovery services to people affected by disasters across the country. When not deployed in response to a disaster, the mobile center will be used by Catholic Charities member agencies in Washington, DC, Arlington/Northern Virginia and Baltimore to serve the homeless population, shut-ins and others who cannot readily access Catholic Charities facilities.

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Alexandria Boy Scout Troop 301 Presents Back-to-School Car Wash At Carpenter’s Shelter

August 14, 2017

An Eagle project by Scout Jonathan Nearman to bring much-needed school supplies to Carpenter’s Shelter families and to bring awareness to the critical need to support our homeless brothers and sisters.

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AWLA Teams Up With NBC4 For Clear The Shelters Pet Adoption Drive On August 19

August 11, 2017

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will join with NBC4 to participate in the third annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19. 

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Beyer Visits UCM Summer Program

August 9, 2017

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) stopped by the United Community Ministries' Sacramento Neighborhood Center on Friday, Aug. 4, to visit with youth participating in educational and enrichment activities this summer.

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Rising Musician And Alexandria Native Kicks Off Cross-Country Road Trip With St. Jude Fundraiser

August 7, 2017

The first songs singer and songwriter Keira Moran, 22, wrote were for her third grade piano concert. They were called “Chicken Burrito” and “Halloween Night”. Now, 14 years later, this Alexandria native is moving beyond local festivals and across the country to pursue songwriting in Los Angeles.

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UCM Welcomes Tonya Bailey As Deputy Executive Director

August 4, 2017

United Community Ministries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tonya Bailey has joined the agency as Deputy Executive Director, effective July 10.

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Local Non-Profit Seeking Nominations For Volunteer Awards

August 4, 2017

Volunteer Alexandria is calling on organizations and City agencies to nominate volunteers for the 23rd Annual Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria award. This year's award ceremony will take place on Oct. 19 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and will consist of an evening reception with drinks, appetizers and silent auction.

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Local Anti-Drunk Driving Nonprofit Hosting Fundraiser On August 23 In Northern Virginia

August 4, 2017

The Northern Virginia-based nonprofit organization behind the region’s free safe ride service to prevent drunk driving, SoberRide®, is hosting a fundraiser on Aug. 23, at Glory Days Grill in Fairfax. 

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Children Supporting The Fight Against Hunger

August 1, 2017

Alexandria is one of the wealthiest parts of the United States, but an estimated 20% of Alexandrians can’t make ends meet. A report published in 2014 showed that 29,000 Alexandrians live near or below the official poverty threshold of $22,113 per year for a family with two adults and two children (2010).

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Living Legend: Mary Anne Weber

August 1, 2017

Retired editor Mary Anne Weber has focused 50 years of editorial experience with local newspapers in New York and Alexandria, her talent for writing interesting and compelling stories and her passion for helping people, particularly those with mental health issues, is how she continues making significant differences in Alexandria.

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