Loudoun Cares

June 2015

Volunteer Center - Sign up before July 10th!

Is your organization seeking volunteers? Then join the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center, an online portal which links individuals and groups wanting to volunteer with organizations needing volunteers. We have hundreds of volunteers looking for opportunities and more joining the site daily. This month alone, over sixty individuals have signed up. If your organization is in need of help, this is where you'll find it!

From today until July 10th we will be waiving the nonprofit fee! So sign up today for a free year-long membership to the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center!!

For more information, please contact Madeline@LoudounCares.org

Claude Moore Community Builders

Congratulations to our ninth class of Claude Moore Community Builders! Over the coming months these students will work together to learn teamwork, communication, professionalism, and much more. Additionally, this class of Community Builders will leave a lasting impact in Loudoun County. As a whole, this class will volunteer at least 2,700 hours in the local community!

This year we have accepted twenty-seven students. These students range from rising sophomores to rising seniors and represent ten schools throughout the county. We are very excited to meet the Community Builders at Orientation next week and cannot wait to create more life-long volunteers!

If your organization could use a student volunteer, please contact Madeline at cmcb.loudouncares@gmail.com

Staying Cool this Summer Season

Seems like a simple thing - but we need to take caution against extreme temperatures in the warmer months; especially senior citizens. Fans are now available for households who meet eligibility criterion. The Fan Care Program, which furnishes fans, and in some cases air conditioning units, is now in full swing and will run through September 15, 2015. The program is sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power and the Virginia Department of Aging and Loudoun County Area on Aging.

Finding just the right temperature is a matter of preference which causes some seniors to turn their air conditioning units off so as not to become "chilled". But not knowing when temperatures have become unsafe causes many to succumb to heat exhaustion.

At the Helpline we are informing callers that there are programs available to repair, replace, purchase, and install and support cooling assistance if income guidelines and other eligibility criterion are met.

Do you know someone you need to check on? If so, please do!

For Fan Care Program Assistance please contact Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (703) 777-0257

Additional Summer Cooling Assistance please contact Loudoun County Family Services (703) 777-0353 or The Salvation Army (703) 771-3371