WFCCA Elects New Officers
The Western Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) held its 38th annual meeting on June 12 and elected the following officers: President, Steve Chulick; Vice-President, Mark McConn; and Treasurer, Ted Troscianecki. Committee chairmen are: Environment, Chris Terpak-Malm; Land Use, John Litzenberger; and Transportation, Ted Troscianecki.
WFCCA Land-Use Committee members elected to two-year terms were: Steve Chulick, Carol Hawn, John Litzenberger, Mark McConn, Jim Neighbors, Chris Terpek-Malm and Ted Troscianecki.
Meetings are held as required for most committees, with the Land-Use committee meeting every month jointly with the Sully District Council Land-Use committee. The WFCCA thanks At-Large Planning Commissioner Jim Hart for serving as the election officer overseeing this year’s elections.
Health Department Needs Volunteers
The Health Department is seeking volunteers to participate in its upcoming Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise on Saturday, July 29. From 9-11 a.m. a simulated POD will be operated at Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton.
Trained Health Department staff and volunteers will assist actors — POD clients — with filling out a screening form, dispensing faux-medications and answering questions. This exercise is intended to evaluate the Health Department's ability to provide critical services during a disaster, specifically dispensing medication quickly to residents.
Register to participate as an actor by going to www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfax-county-health-department-point-of-dispensing-exercise-tickets-33333277731.For more information, contact Liz Sullivan, training and exercise coordinator, at 703-246-8703.
Several Volunteers Needed
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries at 4511 Daly Dr. Suite J, Chantilly seeks individuals to volunteer for the following:
Volunteer(s) to clean office and bathroom, Tuesday or Thursday, either 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 a.m.
Volunteer(s) to answer phones and schedule appointments, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Requirements: good phone skills, personable, able to conduct pantry tours. Interview and completed application required.
Volunteer(s) for Client Services Intake, Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Requirements: Spanish speaker preferred, ability to work with clients, able to conduct pantry tours. Interview and completed application required.
Volunteer for Food Pantry, bagging clients' food choices, Thursday, 10:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Requirements: must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at least 25 pounds. Interview and completed application required.
Food Donations for WFCM
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry needs donations of 1-2 pound bags of rice; fruit juice; jelly; red, white or black beans (can or bagged); canned vegetables (no green beans of corn needed); macaroni and cheese; can pasta; pasta sauce; and pasta (spaghetti, rotini, elbow, etc.).
Toiletries needed, which WFCM clients cannot purchase with food stamps, include diapers, toothpaste, shampoo and solid deodorant.
Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry’s new location at 4511 Daly Dr. Suite J, Chantilly from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Contact Terri Kelly at email@example.com if willing to coordinate a food drive.
Volunteer Drivers Are Needed
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers
Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Chantilly and group Meals on Wheels coordinators in both Chantilly and Fairfax. Contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm.
Long-Term Care Advocates
The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training is provided in September. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Give Caregivers a Break
Fairfax County needs Respite Care volunteers throughout the county to give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Drive Seniors to Appointments
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. Call 703-324-5406, TTY 711, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and link to Volunteer Solutions or email VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov.