The Arlington Interfaith Council on June 17 honored 18 community organizations with $500 grants to support their ongoing work.
Representatives from 14 of the agencies were on hand to accept the awards at the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) offices, and provide remarks about their organizations’ work in the community.
Among the agencies represented at the event were the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, Arlington Thrive, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Arlington Free Clinic, Just Neighbors, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Buyers and Renters Arlington Voice, Culpepper Garden, Residential Program Center, Offender Aid and Restoration, Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic and Shirlington Employment and Education Center. Organizations unable to send representatives included Borromeo Housing, Doorways for Women and Families, Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry and the Reading Connection.
Contributions to support the grant programs come from contributions made by 47 religious congregations in Arlington. The 18 “Helping Hands” agencies use support from the organization to provide services to those in need across the community.
John Shanley serves as president of the Arlington Interfaith Council. For information on the organization, see the Web site at www.arlingtoninterfaith.org.