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MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

A Message to the Community from Loudoun Interfaith Relief

A Message to the Community from Loudoun Interfaith Relief

Dear Editor and Friends of Loudoun Interfaith Relief;

The holidays are supposed to be a time of hope and happiness, but for those struggling with hunger the holidays are another day where they don’t know where their next meal will come from. Can you imagine? Right here, in our community, that is a reality for so many of our neighbors.

Each day we open our doors to Loudoun community members in need.  I struggle with the fact that there is a need for our services in the wealthiest county in the nation. I am however, astounded at the generosity and kindness that our community has been able to provide. It gives me such pleasure to thank you all for your contributions to support Loudoun Interfaith Relief.  So many families, organizations, businesses, grocery stores and faith based organizations have helped us meet the needs of our community.

George Mason University Hosts Ice Hockey Game to Benefit Military Families

George Mason University Hosts Ice Hockey Game to Benefit Military Families

The George Mason University Patriot Ice Hockey team is holding a charity game against the NCR Military Eagles that will benefit TAPS and the Mt. Vernon Square UMC Shower Ministry for the Homeless. The game will be held on December 7, 2013 at 2:30 at the Prince William Ice Center. Admission is $10. TAPS is the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and is an organization that offers resources for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one. Mt. Vernon Square UMC Shower Ministry for the Homeless offers showers and food for the homeless among us.

In addition to the game, there will also be a silent auction for NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB memorabilia as well as a raffle. The Prince William Ice Center is located at 5180 Dale Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA  22193. 

Please support the teams in this worthy cause.  Please contact www.georgemasonhockey if you have any questions.

Loudoun Service Opportunities! Interested in Serving on a County Government Board or Commission?

Loudoun Service Opportunities! Interested in Serving on a County Government Board or Commission?

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS  TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

George Washington University alumnus, Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va. supplied more than 300 mini-cupcakes for the Taste of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

 “It was wonderful to be back on the George Washington University campus and it was amazing to be able to sample so many delicious cakes,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Sat.,
Dec. 7 during the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. Coat donations will be accepted from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. Monza is also offering a half-priced pizza lunch after the parade. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“We all feel the drop in temperature, and for those in need, sometimes one warm coat is hard to come by which is why we wanted to help collect as many coats as possible for the our local SERVE program,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “SERVE has been instrumental in helping the neediest of our community and we hope people will be able to help us be able to give back, and enjoy a free coffee and gift card on us,” said Pires.

Ashby Ponds Helps Area Children in Need this Thanksgiving

Ashby Ponds Helps Area Children in Need this Thanksgiving

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Wednesday, November 20, almost 100 residents and staff at Ashby Ponds retirement community participated in a turkey shoot putting challenge and a turkey trot to help area children in need.  The community raised and donated $1200 to Backpack Buddies, a program that provides weekend food to local children.  The program, supported through Galilee United Methodist Church in Sterling, serves over 280 children weekly at nearby elementary and middle schools.