COVID-19 Update: How You Can Help

March 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

FACETS is closely monitoring the developments around coronavirus (COVID-19). As we do so, we remain dedicated to serving our neighbors who suffer the effects of homelessness, poverty, and hunger in Fairfax County. The health, safety, and well-being of everyone at FACETS is our number one priority and we are doing everything we possibly can to protect our guests, clients, students, families, volunteers and staff.

COVID-19 has quickly overshadowed all other issues, but thus far has not stopped FACETS’ service to highly vulnerable people across all our programs. During this uncertain time, the children, families and individuals we serve are more dependent than ever on FACETS for food, shelter and other essential services. Our doors remain open but we can’t do it alone and we are reaching out to our community for help.

What you can do:

Make a Financial Contribution: Your gifts will help us cover the unexpected costs of the extra measures that are being taken. You can set up a one-time donation or a recurring donation that will go straight to providing food and programming for the children, families and individuals served through FACETS’ Homeless Prevention, Hot Meals, Education and Community Development, and Shelter programs. All donations will be mobilized to help local families and at-risk individuals with food, shelter and other essential needs.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE

Donations can be mailed to FACETS, 10700 Page Avenue, Building B, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Donate Non-Perishable Food Items or Gift Cards: The most-needed items include:
• Breakfast Foods: Oatmeal, Cereal, Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars
• Canned Meats or Fish: Tuna and other canned meat, such as chicken, stew, chili.
• Peanut Butter and Jelly
• Pasta and Pasta Sauce
• Soup
• Canned Vegetables and Fruit
• Packets of Peanut Butter Crackers
• Bottled water

Donate Non-Food Items: The most-needed items include:
• Household Cleaning Supplies (Clorox wipes, Lysol, Bleach, Paper Towels)
• Hand Sanitizer
• Antibacterial Soap
• Rubber gloves
• Masks
• Gift Cards

Donations can be delivered to FACETS, 10700 Page Avenue, Building B, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Volunteer with FACETS: Volunteers are needed to help with food distributions, increased cleaning schedules, transportation, assisting students and families with remote learning, and other activities. Please contact Tammy at tvoss@facetscares.org.

None of us know what the next few weeks will hold but, we do know that the FACETS community is strong and we will weather the storm to be here for our neighbors who need help getting through these unusually challenging times. We are so grateful for our community that continues to bring hope and essential services to our neighbors in need. Knowing that you’re there means so much. Thank you. Stay safe and reach out to those who may need support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or to call on us if we can help: facets@facetscares.org. We will continue to be in touch.

For updated, accurate information about coronavirus, please refer to trusted medical sources:

Fairfax County Government: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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