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Community asked to help get weekend food program for kids back on track

A devasting blow happened to the weekend food program for kids in September when the transfer of funds from one sponsoring church to a new sponsoring church was planned. The transfer of $25,000 was taken by unknown hackers during the course of the transfer. The FBI, Loudoun and Prince William County police departments are all investigating the fraud.

Bugler Donna Flory named Prince William County’s Volunteer of the Quarter

Desiree Wolfe, of the Prince William County Office of Executive Management, nominated Donna Flory as PWC Volunteer of the Quarter. The presentation reads in part, “Over the last two decades, Donna has played in various ceremonies and dedications in honor of Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and 9/11.  Her rendition of ‘Taps’ continues to bring dignity and meaning to these very important events." 

Prince William Conservation Alliance named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by philanthropy group

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Prince William Conservation Alliance to be part of its 2018-19 class of best local nonprofits in the region. Executive director Kim Hosen says the accolade is due to community support for PWCA programs.

Keep Manassas Beautiful is launching the first Great American Cleanup Challenge

Manassas is looking for volunteers at five April events to "Keep Manassas Beautiful." Manassas residents and businesses are invited to adopt a cleanup project of their choosing and add to the city's charm, beauty and appeal.

Volunteer Prince William Recruitment Fair Feb. 10 at Manassas Mall

More than 25 local organizations will participate in a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Macy's Court at Manassas Mall. If you want to volunteer in your community, check these out.

A Prince William school employee and an Osbourn Park graduate receive human rights awards

Richmond Hill, supervisor of student assistance and prevention programs for Prince William County Public Schools; and Iyana Cones, a special education aide at Osbourn Park High School, were among those honored at the Prince William County Human Rights Commission Universal Human Rights Day Celebration.

Hot food, blankets, winter essentials to be distributed to tent city residents in Woodbridge Dec. 9

HomeAid Northern Virginia reports that its members are partnering with SevaTruck to distribute hot food, blankets and winter essentials directly to people living in “tent cities” in Woodbridge, this Saturday, Dec. 9.

Holiday open house at PWC Animal Shelter Saturday, Dec. 2

On December 2 at the Prince William County Animal Shelter Girl Scout Cadettes (6th-8th grade) from St. Francis of Assisi School in Triangle will volunteer at the Shelter’s holiday open house. The Cadettes will provide tours of the Shelter to visiting families and will run two craft booths to raise money.

Aug. 15 Master Gardeners’ talk on what to plant next to streams and ponds

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Master Gardeners are offering a presentation on “Planting the Right Trees, Shrubs and Perennials next to Streams and Ponds” on Tuesday, August 15 at 6 pm under the pavilion at Rady Park, 725 Fauquier Road, Warrenton, VA.

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