Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sinclair is a longtime community volunteer.
Those who have been to Friday Night Live, or just about any other event in Herndon that requires volunteers, have run into Dave Sinclair. The Herndon resident and nonstop community volunteer and his significant other Pam Slabaugh will be leaving Herndon to move to Folly Beach, S.C. after the holidays. Friday Night Live is hosting a going-away party for the pair at The Breeze in downtown Herndon this Friday. The event begins at 8 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community. Community members who know Sinclair or Slabaugh are welcome to attend to give them their best. [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our weekly, daily or breaking news emails.]
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Homecoming parade still needs convertibles and drivers for Homecoming court.
The Herndon Homecoming parade is this weekend and volunteers are still needed. Herndon High School is looking for area residents with convertibles to volunteer to drive the school's Homecoming Court members and Town Council members through the parade route on Sautrday. The school is also looking for a number of volunteers to help out in organizing the parade on the morning of Homecoming any time between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Volunteers will help set up for the parade and facilitate the movement of the parade. Volunteers are vital to the parade. Ten are needed for the first shift from 6:30 - 9 a.m. and 10 are needed from the second shift from 8:30 - 11 a.m. Two volunteers are also needed to help with cleanup from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
FAITH Social Services' annual Herndon without Hunger program will help feed about 4,000 individuals from throughout the area this Ramadan.
FAITH Social Services 8th annual Herndon without Hunger program is estimated to serve about 4,000 individuals in the next few weeks, providing them with food staples. Iman Khatib and Somayyah Ghariani, coordinators for the program, said the food distribution program happens once a week for four weeks during Ramadan. Khatib and Ghariani said for those organizers and volunteers who are Muslim, the program is especially significant and feeds their spirit because they spend their days fasting during Ramadan, while feeding community members in need. FAITH is a nonprofit that started about 11 years ago as an informal group at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, before becoming a nonprofit. The Herndon without Hunger program was operating out of …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Volunteers will pick up food at Trader Joe's in Reston on Friday or Saturday evenings and bring it to LINK's Herndon food pantry.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
LINK, a Christian, all-volunteer organization, is in need of volunteers to pick up food from Trader Joe's grocery store in Reston and deliver it to the organization's Herndon food pantry. Each Friday and Saturday night Trader Joe's bags up food that is being donated to LINK. LINK delivers emergency food to families who need assistance in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn. Volunteers will pick up the food at Trader Joe's at 9 p.m. and bring it to LINK's pantry. The volunteers would also need to move items that need refrigeration into the refrigerators and freezers in the pantry, and items that don't need refrigeration can be left for volunteers to sort the next morning. The food donated by Trader Joe's provides items for families that are not…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Connect with Northern Virginia organizations that need food, volunteers in aftermath of derecho
Several area organizations, centers and homes in Northern Virginia are going on more than 48 powers without power, drinkable water, or in some cases, food or resources. We're compiling a list of these groups that need food, water, fans or volunteers over the next several days. Post information about local groups in need in the comments or email erica.hendry at patch.com to be added to the list. Please try to include as much information as possible, such as a contact person and phone number, address, name of organization and best hours to stop by. We will update this list as often as we're able. This article has been updated. Do you know of a group in need? Leave information in the comments.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Goldie Locks is sweet, playful, energetic and eager to please.
Since the loss of power in our region prevented so many from meeting Goldie last week, we are featuring this lovable pup again. We hope your power is back on, or will be very soon. _____ Hey there. My name is Goldie Locks, but my rescue friends all call me Goldie. I’m a Golden Retriever-Chow mix and weigh about 45 pounds, but still have some filling out to do. I’m only a year old and very much a puppy—sweet, playful, energetic and eager to please. I was rescued out of a shelter in Maryland, after being picked up as a stray. It's hard to believe that no one came looking for me, but here I am ready to find my new family and start my new life. Mutts Matter set me up with a seasoned foster mom, who started working with me right away on basic …