Together, the two organizations donates more than $10,000 to area food banks
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, requests for assistance from social service agencies has soared. In April, to help meet demand, NOVEC and its employee-led nonprofit, NOVEC HELPS, agreed to give more than $10,000 in May to 11 area food banks in the counties NOVEC serves — Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford.
Organizations that received funds say the contributions go a long way. Mary Ellen D’Andrea, Western Fairfax Ministries director of development, says they’ve seen almost double the number of clients coming in seeking assistance during the pandemic. “We don’t know where we would be without your support.”
NOVEC HELPS is committed to giving back as much as possible as families grapple with the financial impact of COVID-19. “Even though we couldn’t have our golf tournament fundraiser in May as planned, thanks to companies that contributed to the event, including Lee Electrical Construction and The Okonite Company, we could still give back to our communities,” says NOVEC HELPS Executive Director Ashley Arnold. “Having the continuing support from organizations and individuals in our community helps us to keep giving back at generous levels.”
You can donate to NOVEC HELPS by clicking here or, if you would like to contribute by check, please send one made out to NOVEC HELPS to: Ms. Ashley Arnold, NOVEC HELPS Executive Director, P.O. Box 2710, Manassas, VA 20108.