Floris UMC cares for families and individuals in need by providing fundamental necessities, such as food and clothing. We also partner with local organizations to provide shelter. Below are some ways in which you can volunteer in our community through Floris UMC.
North County Hypothermia Program
Floris UMC has partnered with Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) for almost 10 years. Through this partnership, Floris UMC participates in the North County Hypothermia Program. We provide up to 30 homeless people with a hot dinner at the North County Government Center in Reston, VA. This is a simple, tangible way to serve those without shelter in our immediate community.
How to Get Involved
You can help prepare and serve meals to homeless people on Tuesday evenings from December through March.
Floris UMC is a generous congregation that enjoys blessing the community during the Advent Season (November-December). Each year, Floris UMC partners with local organizations to provide gifts and basic necessities to vulnerable children, individuals and families in our community.
Floris UMC has collected donations to support:
- ANGEL Tree Prison Fellowship
- Hutchison Elementary School
- Hypothermia Prevention Program
- Helping Children Worldwide
- INOVA Care Connection for Children
- Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
If you have any questions, please contact Donna Porter.
Floris UMC Guest House
Floris UMC hosts approximately 40 homeless individuals in January every year. At the Floris Guest House, our guests receive a hot dinner, breakfast, a place to sleep, a shower, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of evening activities. With a program of this magnitude, it is estimated there will be 250 volunteer opportunities available for the week.
Easter Basket Ministry
Floris UMC provides Easter baskets to children in our community who are living in shelters and transitional housing each Easter. Last year we filled 1000 baskets. Floris UMC families picked up kits representing a child and then purchased a basket and no more than $25 worth of goodies to fill the basket.
Rebuilding Together has touched countless lives over its 25-year history at our church. Marcie Tuggle sums it up, “So often the homeowners are overwhelmed financially and emotionally. This gives them a fresh start.” Considering the volunteer’s perspective, she says with a smile, “You really do get so much more back than you give.”