News Briefs in Centreville, Reston, Herndon

News Briefs in Centreville, Reston, Herndon


Inova Blood Drive in Chantilly

G&C Tire and Auto Service is hosting the Inova Blood Donor Services bloodmobile, this Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at 14008 Willard Road in Chantilly. Sign up at Besides helping to save lives, every donor will receive a lottery scratch-off card.

Sexting & Sextortion Webinar

Fairfax County police recently held a Teen Sexting & Sextortion educational webinar, during which experts gave information to parents to alert them about these crimes and what to do about them. And for anyone who missed it, the presentation is available online at

Parents can learn about sexting, sextortion, tactics used on minors, who to call, resources, and what action to take if their teen becomes a financial-sextortion victim. Panelists included FBI Supervisory Special Agent Barbara Smith, Fairfax County Police Child Exploitation Detective Justin Urbaniak, and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Director of Survivor Services Kathryn Rifenbark. 

WFCM Food Pantry Items Needed

With so many hungry families and individuals in Fairfax County, it often falls upon local nonprofits to provide them with food and other necessities. But Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) needs the community to donate these items so it may continue to help. 

Currently most in need are: Canned fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges (no sugar preferred), canned mixed vegetables (low salt preferred), vegetable oil, hot cereal (oatmeal, grits), canned stewed tomatoes (low salt preferred), Maseca flour, sugar, pancake mix, canned pasta, canned beans (kidney, garbanzo, great northern), and ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise (family sizes).

Toiletries needed are shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, toothpaste, baby wipes, diapers (sizes 5 & 6), and Pull-Ups (toddler sizes 4T & 5T).

Donations may be dropped off at WFCM’s pantry at 4511 Daly Drive, Suite H annex, in Chantilly, Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., or the second Saturday of each month, 9-11 a.m. Drive to the back door.