Nov 14 Drive-thru Food & Toiletry Drive

Drive-thru Food & Toiletry Drive: Nov 14
When: Sat, Nov 14, 9 AM – Noon
Where: Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 N Jackson
Drop-off at curbside. No physical interaction. Masks required.
Food for family residents of Bridges to Independence in Clarendon. Top needs: Rice, boxed cereal (Frosted Flakes, Trix, Fruity Pebbles), applesauce, juice, packaged healthy kids’ snacks (no prepared/opened food) & other dry food. Toiletry for Residential Program Center (RPC) on Columbia Pike Needs: Razors (men’s & women’s), toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower curtains, queen size bed sheets, deodorant (regular & travel size), new men’s underwear (XL, 2XL, 3XL), new women’s underwear, new socks, combs and brushes, flip flops for showers & bar soap. Last month we collected 179 boxes & bags of groceries. Questions to clarendonmission@gmail.com or (703) 527-9513.

LV Community House Fundraiser

LV Community House Fundraiser
The Lyon Village Community House (LVCH) is a great neighborhood resource and like many gathering places is having a tough time during the pandemic. This year the Community House must depend entirely on donations from LV neighbors. The Community House has not been rented since mid-March. This year’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser cannot be held due to the pandemic. Meanwhile monthly expenses must be paid and the LVCH Board is doing some long-needed refurbishing while the House is empty.
  All money raised is used to maintain the Community House. No donation too small or too large! Suggestion: Consider donating what you would spend at the Spaghetti Dinner. Donations are tax-deductible as the LVCH is a 501(c)(3). Receipts available upon request.
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Personal Checks payable to “Lyon Village Community House. Can be sent to LVCH Treasurer, 1731 N Adams St, Arlington, VA 22201
  Lyon Village Community House and the Lyon Village Citizens’ Association (LVCA) are two different organizations. The sole purpose of the LVCH is to maintain the Community House. LVCA dues do not support the Community House.

Help Rename Lee Highway

Help Rename Lee Highway
Submit Your Suggestion before Oct 21. (Scroll to page bottom.)

Why is the Lee Highway Alliance going through a renaming process right now?
Lee Highway, through the Plan Lee Highway Process, is in the midst of a comprehensive re-planning. It is the right time to find a name that reflects Arlington County’s values, promotes equity, and is welcoming to all people who work on, live on, and visit the Corridor. This effort will make recommendations for both “Lee” and “Highway”:
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County Considers Name & Logo Changes

County Considers Name & Logo Changes
Arlington County is taking the first steps toward renaming Arlington streets, bridges, and County-owned properties that honor the Confederacy or in other ways contradict the County’s values of inclusivity and equity. The process will begin this fall with educational presentations, recommended reading, and community discussions. News Release

Donations to World Central Kitchen Have Evaporated

Donations to World Central Kitchen Have Evaporated
Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Its method of operation is to be a first responder and then collaborate with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger. In mid-March 2020, WCK transformed 8 of Andrés restaurants in New York City & Washington, DC into soup kitchens to support residents affected by COVID-19.

“We simply don’t know how long we’re going to be able to continue to serve meals, and we are standing at the cliff right now,” WCK CEO Nate Mook said. “Because at some point, as we look at the weeks and months ahead, the reality is, we are going to simply run out of money.” WUSA9 Report Donate

Cash Is Better Than Cans

Cash Is Better Than Cans
Helping food banks is vital to helping Arlington neighbors in need. While food banks appreciate food donations, boxes of mismatched canned goods need to be sorted, carried and stored, while money can be used to buy most needed supplies: fresh food like meat, produce, dairy and bread. Canned foods tend to be higher in sodium and lower in nutrients than fresh foods. Money also goes further because food banks buy food at wholesale prices. More DetailsDonate to AFAC

Lyon Village Food Drive a Success

Lyon Village Food Drive a Success
LV delivered almost 1,000 pounds of food to AFAC on Saturday morning. Additionally, LV contributed money donations totaling $2,500. LVWC, LVCA, and AFAC thank everybody who helped make the Food Drive a success.

County Response To Hunger

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

County Response To Hunger
The County has created the Cooperative for a Hunger Free Arlington (CHFA) to help coordinate efforts to assure every Arlington resident has food during the pandemic. CHFA will work to expand community food distribution and add new initiatives. In the coming weeks, the CHFA, in coordination with the County, schools and other community partners, will share more details and communicate expanded easy-to-access resources for food assistance, building on the full range of current resources.

Food, Financial and Medical Assistance for Neighbors in Need  website

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Help Map Published By NextDoor

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Help Map Published By NextDoor
The Help Map displays green dots locating neighbors offering help. Clicking on a dot displays the neighbor’s name, how they can help, and a button to send them a message. As of this writing, 13 neighbors in LV are offering various kinds of assistance. (More helpers than any surrounding neighborhood.) The webpage also has a button to sign up as a helper.
View the Help Map

Emergency Food Pantry

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Emergency Food Pantry There is an emergency food pantry set up by some very thoughtful neighbors. The sign says “This food is for you and your Family.” It is located in the 1800 block of N. Cleveland Street. They encourage people to take what they need and leave the rest for others.
A true act of kindness.
Thanks so much!

Apr 3 Donation Site for COVID-19 PPE

Apr 3 Donation Site for COVID-19 PPE
When: Fri, Apr 3 from 10AM to 3PM
Where: Central Library parking lot on N 10th St
Upon arrival, donors must stay in their cars until they reach the unloading area
Arlington County is seeking donations of unused, unopened containers of essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, and certain food to assist essential employees, nonprofits and community organizations with coronavirus (COVID-19) response operations.
Requested items include: Nitrile or vinyl examination gloves; N95 or KN95 masks; Surgical masks; Protective surgical gowns; Homemade masks; Cleaning products and supplies; Non-perishable food items.
Details at News Release

Village Spotlight on Keith Oberg

Village Spotlight on Keith Oberg
This month we are highlighting the work of Lyon Village resident Keith Oberg. In 2005 Keith founded the organization Bikes for the World which collects used bikes for distribution to those in the greatest of need.

The bikes are repaired if necessary and given to those in the greatest of need. Some are distributed locally but most are sent overseas to Africa or the Caribbean nations.

Keith has actually been doing this locally since 1995, having collected over 200,000 bikes through the years. He was at the recent E-Care recycling event on Oct 19 doing what he does best, collecting about 100 bikes for those in need of transportation.

For more info or to donate bikes and cash… Bikes for the World