Community, Church & Victory Working Together
Local Church works with Community to Provide Continued Support for Flood Victims in West Virginia
Fairfax County, Virginia – Through the generosity of Victory Van Corporation and Epiphany Episcopal Church in Oak Hill, Virginia – Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity received a donation of gently used refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, and furniture items to provide to the residents of Franklin, West Virginia a much needed helping hand.
The relatively new relationship between Epiphany Episcopal Church and the Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity began over a year ago when a delegation from the church travelled to West Virginia to help build homes for families in need. In June of this year, after heavy rains caused extensive flooding in West Virginia killing 26 people and damaging or destroying well over a thousand homes, the congregation of Epiphany reached out to their friends to see what the church in Fairfax County could help amidst the devastation.
Epiphany provided financial support during the earliest days of the crisis to help Almost Heaven meet the most pressing needs of the community. Soon after, one church member learned about the Victory Van Corp’s offer of support and jumped into action. Epiphany Church members made arrangements to meet on Saturday, August 13th at 8:30 AM to help load trucks and deliver the items to a West Virginia warehouse for distribution by the Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity to those in need.
With multiple moving vans fully loaded the fleet rolled out and delivered the household items, and helped those in Franklin, West Va, regain a much needed foothold in their homes.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to help our neighbors who are desperately in need after floods devastated their homes”, said church member, Susan Forbes, who is helping coordinate Saturday’s effort.
Epiphany Episcopal Church is building a Christ-centered community, growing in God’s grace, welcoming all in love, and providing for God’s world.
About: Victory Van Corporation – Dulles, Virginia
Victory Van provides moving and storage services with warehouse locations in Alexandria Va, Dulles VA, Frederick Md and Gaithersburg Md. Contact Victory Archives for speciality moves, storage and more.
About: Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity – Franklin, West Virginia
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard poverty housing and homelessness, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.