UMMC Participated in the 2018 VSCPA Day of Service
UMMC’s Leesburg office assisted Mobile Hope on September 27, 2018, with sorting and organizing clothing and supplies at their new location in Leesburg. This organization is “helping to improve the lives of homeless teens in Loudoun County” by providing teens (up to age 24) with temporary housing, food, clothing, and hygiene items at no charge. The mobile service travels to the teens that cannot come to them. This organization supports the teens in extensive case management and as needed crisis management, while also providing life-skills training, job placement, budgeting, and counseling in an effort to help them become self-sufficient.
UMMC’s Warrenton office had a lot of fun at the Fauquier Education Farm on September 26, 2018. It was a team effort to remove all the sweet potato vines off the mounds so that the sweet potatoes could be harvested. The team learned a lot about the farm and sweet potatoes. “The Farm has a dual focus: offering agricultural education and growing produce for local food banks. Programs are conducted to serve existing farmers, beginning farmers, students, and residents of the community with the fresh produce being distributed to local food banks for further distribution to those in need. In 2017 over 60,000 pounds of produce was grown and distributed. Crops planned for the coming year include: squash, watermelon, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, cantaloupe, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, sweet potatoes, eggplant and tomatoes.”