Our community has been a point-of-entry for thousands of Afghan evacuees. Many deplane here, and, based on family connections across America, join their family in that new location.

Hundreds of evacuees benefit from those family connections here in our community. They seek to join the fabric of what makes Loudoun one of the best to grow up and grow old. That means getting healthcare, jobs, food, places to live, and legal services to help guide them along the way.

Additionally, a number of safety-net essential needs persist when it comes to helping our neighbors. The pandemic continues to offer challenges in child care, transportation, and working conditions for many. This has been especially true for single-earning-woman-led households. The average rental debt in Loudoun County is $4,500.

We’ve heard it directly from the leaders who aid, support, and stand for these neighbors of ours. Hundreds of local households continue to struggle to earn enough to pay rent and utilities during this difficult time.

They need our community, and our community needs you. Please consider giving a donation– of any size – to our Community Emergency Relief Fund and joining with gifts both smaller and larger to make impactful grants to the charities providing personalized services in the most critical, underserved areas.

We thank you for your generosity.