Pat Thompson, president of Assistance League of Northern Virginia, presents the award to Carolyn Moss, managing director, Mid-Atlantic, State & Local Affairs, Dominion Resources.
Assistance League of Northern Virginia held its 2015-16 Weekend Food for Kids Kickoff event on Sept. 24 at Dominion Virginia Power’s Lincoln Park office in Herndon. The event featured a presentation of Assistance League’s National Operation School Bell Award to Dominion Resources. The national award is given to honor those who, through significant financial or service support, have a powerful effect on Operation School Bell programs in a chapter’s local community. Nearly 90 Dominion, community and member volunteers participated.
Pat Thompson, president of Assistance League of Northern Virginia, recognized Dominion Resources’ direct impact on the program implemented to alleviate child hunger, providing weekend food to children at five Title I schools. Dominion’s financial support of $75,000 over four years enabled the chapter to expand the number of schools receiving food and increase the number of eligible students served to 1500 monthly. In 2014-15, with the support of Dominion, the program made an impact to 11,750 children at risk of hunger in Northern Virginia.
Carolyn Moss, managing director, Mid-Atlantic, State & Local Affairs, accepted the award on behalf of Dominion Resources. Pat Thompson presented the award and accompanying letter from Assistance League’s national president, Nancy Reberger, and praised Dominion’s employees for contributing over 420 service hours in the last school year.
Guest speakers Armando Peri, principal, Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, Marleny Pastora, parent liaison, Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas and Virginia Del. Ken Plum (D-36) reflected on the powerful effect the program has on children living in food insecure households and conveyed their gratitude to Assistance League and Dominion’s volunteers. To learn more, contact Jeanne.Sclater@verizon.net or visit www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org.