Prince William GOP Members Complete ‘Day of Summer Service’
– June 24, 2014 1:56 am
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Prince William Republicans performed community service activities around Prince William County this past Saturday for a “Day of Summer Service,” which is part of a new Prince William Republican Committee Community Service Initiative. The day consisted of Prince William Republicans serving as volunteers during the Bull Run Warrior Retreat 2nd Annual “Ride for Warriors Poker Run” in Haymarket and as volunteers preparing and serving a meal at the ACTS Homeless Shelter in Dumfries.
“Our ‘Day of Summer Service’ was a great opportunity for Prince William County Republicans to get out in the community to serve wounded warriors and fellow County residents who are in need,” said Chairman Bill Card, who is serving his second two-year term as Chairman of the Prince William Republican Committee. “Our Initiative’s theme, ‘Committed To Service,’ is a reflection of our principles – community involvement and servant leadership.”
“Republicans are for efficient limited government, but we firmly believe in community service, volunteerism and charity as a solution to many of our community’s problems,” said Vice Chairman D.J. Jordan, who manages the Community Service Initiative. “Our Party is full of very compassionate and generous people, and this Community Service Initiative is a great avenue for us to live out our values.”
The 2nd Annual Serving our Willing Warriors “Ride for Warriors Poker Run” at the Bull Run Warrior Retreat was a fundraiser event for the construction of a retreat facility that will be used by wounded, ill and injured military personnel residing at nearby hospitals, along with their families. Prince William Republicans assisted with parking, concessions, hosting, event guidance, and other volunteer jobs. Later that evening, Prince William Republicans prepared and served dinner to ACTS Homeless Shelter residents and staff. In all, 30 individuals, including Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman and Del. David Ramadan (R-87), participated in the day’s events.
In February, the Prince William Republican Committee announced its new Community Service Initiative during its annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. So far, the Committee has conducted two food bank collections for Streetlight Ministries in Woodbridge (February/June), a clothing collection for the B.A.R.N. transitional housing in Bristow, led by the Bull Run Women’s Club (March), a collection for SERVE, Inc in Manassas (April), and assistance with Supervisor Pete Candland’s ‘Walk for Prince William’, which benefited five County food banks (May). The Committee is planning a back-to-school backpack service event in August.
Any Prince William County resident is welcome to participate in the Prince William County Republican Committee community service projects, regardless of their political affiliation. For more information about the Committee, visit pwcgop.org.