"You can't put a price on warmth."
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- James Cullum
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Lorton Community Action Center provided more than 1,250 winter coats to 245 Lorton families at the Woodbridge Moose Lodge #583 on Tuesday night. The coat drive was held on the busiest night for the LCAC's food pantry. "You can't put a price on warmth," said Elizabeth R., who found coats for her husband and two children. "I was an executive assistant at Georgetown University Hospital and I was laid off four-and-a-half years ago, and since I'm not working I can't even shop at T.J. Maxx." Many families are swallowing their pride to get help from the LCAC, said executive director Linda Patterson. "Many of our families don't want their friends and neighbors to know that they need help," she said. "We are having more and more famlies who…
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A redheaded girl lines up next to five other kindergartners and pours her milk into a black pail. She then tosses her empty milk carton in a giant blue trash bin in front of her. At Silverbrook Elementary School, children are learning from a very young age about the importance of recycling and helping those less fortunate. “All the kids have been very receptive. They’re excited to be giving to such a good cause,” said Assistant Principal Joe Bosco. Silverbrook started a new recycling program in April that not only recycles their cardboard waste, as mandated by the county, but also collects any unopened dairy, fruit and snack products and donates them to the Lorton Community Action Center, a local food bank. According to their Student …