Afghan Evacuee Support

Floris UMC/Restoration wants to welcome and support Afghan evacuees who have arrived in Virginia. The situation is evolving, but we now have two ways to support individuals and families:

  • Support through trusted community organizations 
  • Donations to organizations working with those at the Dulles Expo Center

Updates

October 28 – We are no longer collecting items for Welcome Home Gift Boxes for Afghan evacuees. Thank you so much for the incredible generosity shown to our new neighbors!

Continue to check back for updates on how to support Afghan evacuees.

For more information, contact Sarah Casey at scasey@florisumc.org

Support

Through LSSNCA, we hope to provide volunteers that will

  • Transport families from Fort Lee to temporary housing the DMV area
  • Collect items for Welcome Home Gift Boxes for newly arrived families
  • Create on-call teams to set up apartments for families receiving their SIV status
Sunday, January 16

Due to the inclement weather forecast for snow and ice this afternoon and this evening, the church building will be closing by 1pm today and all activities scheduled for 1pm or later today are cancelled.  In addition, our building will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.”

Stay safe!