Haiti Hurricane Relief
There was no loss of human life in Medor from Hurricane Matthew but the roofs of many families' homes were
lost. The crops, such as bananas and peas and beans, were destroyed. If you would like to make a donation toward hurricane relief for our sister parish in Medor, please make out a check to Our Lady Queen of
Peace and write "HAITI HURRICANE" on the memo line. Donations can also be made through Faith Direct online giving (www.faithdirect.net, parish code #VA271). Donations will go directly to Father Luckson of St Joseph parish, who will work with our Haitian partners to purchase seeds and construction materials to help our brothers and sisters in Medor rebuild their lives.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Once again, OLQP will furnish hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Due to the Hall closure, we do not have freezer storage so please wait until November 20/21 to drop off turkeys (10-15 lb frozen only) and potatoes (5 lb. bags). The other items can come anytime. We also need canned vegetables, gravy (jar or can), boxed cornbread mix, canned pumpkin or fruit pie filling, canned cranberries, and $10 grocery store gift cards. Volunteers are needed to register the families on Thursday, November 3 from 9 to 1. Volunteers will also be needed to organize donations on Nov. 19 from 10 am to 12 noon and for distribution on Monday, November 21. Contact Michelle Knight firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Food Security Campaign
The Food Security Team will be holding the Bread for the World 2016 Offering of Letters campaign October 22 and 23 to tell Congress we support increased funding for nutrition and health of mothers, newborns and young children, particularly funding for international maternal and child nutrition programs. We will be asking you to complete a form letter, with room for your personal message, after masses on the 22nd and 23rd, and we will then personally deliver them to the Hill.
Matt 25 Bazaar - Help Wanted
Our Matt 25 Bazaar serves around 67 people each day the store is open and
distributes nearly 10,000 items of clothing and/or household items
each month. We greatly appreciate your donations and our current
volunteers. However, the store is in need of both an overall Coordinator
(5+ flexible hours per week) and volunteers for Thursdays
(11:45-3:30) and Saturdays (8:45-12:30). Interested? Please contact
Michelle Knight: email@example.com, 703-979-5580.
40 Days For Life
Please join us for this 40-day prayer vigil outside the Alexandria Women's Health Clinic at 101 S. Whiting Street, Alexandria. This is a peaceful and educational presence designed to save lives and to raise
awareness about alternatives to abortion. For more information, please
contact Sara Dina at 571-218-6224, SaraDina4Life@verizon.net.