Committee for Helping Others
Simple, loving charity for the needy of Vienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring, and Merrifield
UPDATE ON CHO ACTIVITIES
We hope you and your loved one are all safe and well. CHO is open and serving our neighbors now, although with additional health and safety precautions.
Here’s what we are doing
Working with Fairfax County, from May through July 2020 we distributed $200,000 of the funds the County received under the Federal CARES Act to help residents affected by the coronavirus with rent, mortgage, gas, electric bills, and food. From November through March 2021 we distributed an additional $50,000 to people who live and work in the town of Vienna. This was in addition to our normal programs.
Our Food Closet is back to normal operation; we now provide basic food supplies and items such as diapers to our clients. Masks are required for our clients and volunteers.
Our Clothes Closet has now opened, and our volunteers are working by appointment to fulfill client needs. Masks are required for our clients and volunteers.
Emergency Services. We spent $27,650 in January and February this year for rent, utilities, and medical bills, helping 69 households. This is in addition to the CARES funds. A number of our clients have returned to work, many have reduced hours or a family member who has lost a job. Even though there are some moratoriums on evictions and utility cutoffs, many of our clients live in rooms in private homes and the moratoriums are not universal.
Furniture. Our furniture program hopes to return to normal operations in June. We accept donations of basic furniture items — beds, tables and chairs, dressers are the most urgently needed. Text or call 202-681-5279 for assistance or to schedule a pickup of donated furniture. We can accept only items that are in good condition; we cannot take broken items or upholstered furniture that is stained or torn.
Donate Online Now!
Or, send a check (payable to CHO) to CHO, P.O. Box 233, Vienna VA 22183.
Please stay safe, wash your hands and take good care of your families during these trying times.
CHO is an all-volunteer organization that helps by providing:
- Emergency financial assistance
- Emergency food aid
- Meals on Wheels
The links on the menu bar take you to descriptions of each of these services, as well as to information on our organization and, most important, on how you can help.
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