FAIRFAX, Va. (Dec. 18, 2013) – Our Daily Bread has received $3,900 from the members of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia to help ease the plight of low-income residents in the Fairfax County. The nonprofit was selected by the members of 100+ Women Who Care during the organization’s Nov. 7 meeting and received the contribution today during a check presentation ceremony.
“We are very thankful for the support of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia,” said Lisa Whetzel, Our Daily Bread Executive Director. “This generous contribution enhances our ability to serve the needs of Fairfax County families who are in financial crisis, especially during the holidays, and throughout the year. In fact, at least seven families will avoid eviction this winter because of this donation. Now that’s a holiday gift!”
Our Daily Bread provides qualified clients temporary food assistance, emergency financial assistance, financial education and mentoring services; works with select clients in an intensive manner to help them achieve self-sufficiency through the Project BRIDGE program; and provides backpacks, calculators, school supplies and other assistance to more than 1,500 children through its Back to School program. Its draws volunteers from local faith-based groups, community organizations, local businesses, schools and universities.
“Our Daily Bread is a great example of a local, volunteer-run organization that is making a measurable impact in Fairfax County,” said Traci Richards, co-founder of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia. “Our members are proud to support such an outstanding organization that helps individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.”
The next meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia will be held on Feb. 6, 2014 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library at 7584 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, Va. For more information and to sign up, visit www.100wwcnova.org.