May 2022
Monthly Update
This has been a busy time of year at ACCA as we were finally able to return to our annual in-person Rebuilding Together day. Volunteers performed much-needed maintenance and made necessary repairs and improvements to two local homes for homeowners who had fallen behind. The food pantry gratefully accepted the donations that postal workers had collected on their routes from the Annandale Post Office. The family emergency team continues to process funds to support local families who have suffered from unemployment, illness, and disabilities so that they can pay their rent.
Volunteers work to help homeowners in Annandale.
Rebuilding Together
ACCA volunteers were grateful to return to their annual National Rebuilding Together Day project on Saturday, April 30 after the global pandemic put us on hold due to health and safety precautions for the past 2 years.

Community Champions

Nancy Hall has given back to the Annandale community with her expertise in technology through ACCA for many years. She was also recently recognized as a Community Champion for her work on the four-mile Greenway, a series of existing park trails and public walkways, connects many neighborhoods in Annandale between Green Spring Gardens and Annandale Community Park. Find out more about the Greenway.
Food Drive June 18

On Saturday - June 18, 2022, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads, VA, in conjunction with the Fairfax County Police Department at the Mason District Fairfax County Police Station, will conduct a STUFF THE CRUISER Food Drive at the Giant Food Store on Columbia Pike in Annandale. All collected food donations will be delivered to our food pantry. Find out what is most needed here - ACCA - Annandale Christian Community for Action .
Critical Volunteer Needs
Volunteers perform all of the work that you've read about here, our critical needs right now are for Food Captains and Drivers for transporting seniors. Please contact us and we'll give you the details.

Monthly Ministry Updates for April

Food Pantry
The pantry provided food for 74 households and 222 individuals. We also received 5003 lbs. in food donations. The Stamp Out Hunger event in May also brought in about 1000 lbs. of food. Volunteer Food Captains are needed for this important ministry.

Family Emergency Assistance
This team provided rental assistance for 15 households during April many of whom owed for several months. We distributed funds for rent assistance in the amount of $112K. ACCA was also awarded with $1.4M in rent assistance through Fairfax County which the Family Emergency team will distribute.

The furniture teams worked April 9 and 30 making 5 deliveries serving 14 individuals. A new baby received a brand new crib mattresses and will soon receive a new crib. Thanks to the support and dedication of Doug Mairena, Jorge Lopez, Jim Dillon and Steve Hershner for their help in cleaning, sorting, and organizing the furniture warehouse.

The joint Shepherd's Center/ACCA provided 54 roundtrips using 16 drivers. Volunteers are needed for this important ministry.

Neighbor to Neighbor
During Ramadan, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) families and volunteers met virtually on April 9 and 23. Our next in person meeting will be on May 14 at Peace Lutheran. We are in the process of making plans for the summer. We have an ongoing need for tutors who have an ESL background and others who would like to volunteer with our program. Contact Nadia Fitzcharles ( for more information. 
Annandale Christian Community for Action