Local Churches Collecting Blankets for Syrian Civil War Refugees

Photo by Scott York
Photo by Scott York

Meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Centreville Virginia Stake (similar to a diocese), are collecting donations of new or gently used blankets for refugees of the Syrian civil war in Turkey. With winter approaching and hundreds of thousands of refugees suffering from cold, the humanitarian need for blankets is immense.

Donations of freshly laundered and folded blankets will be accepted at the following locations and times:

Collection Locations:
14150 Upperridge Drive, Centreville, VA 20121
8001 Barrett Drive, Manassas, VA 20109
14015 Glenkirk Road, Gainesville, VA 20155
585 Fauquier Road, Warrenton, VA 20186

Remaining Dates and Times:
Tuesday, 3 December, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 7 December, 9:00 –11:00am

Everyone is encouraged to donate blankets and to invite their neighbors, friends, and others to do the same. For additional information, please contact James Outzen at 540-905-8107 or james@outzen.us, or visit http://hizmetrelief.org/syrian-refugees.

Chairman Scott York, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, and Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, are helping spearhead the effort throughout Northern Virginia. York and Bulova recently visited Syrian refugee camps in Turkey and saw firsthand the tremendous need.


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