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In these challenging economic times, our national and local charitable organizations are more important than ever in meeting unmet needs in our communities. Our churches, charities and civil associations fill in the gaps and provide a personal touch that government, no matter how well intentioned, cannot fill.

We live in one of the most generous communities in our nation and have always answered the call from neighbors in need.

We would like to feature various local and national charities which are aiding our nation and community and hear from you about how a charity with which you are familiar is aiding our nation, state or community and how your neighbors might get involved.

Share, Inc. was established in 1969 by a coalition of religious and civic institutions to meet the emergency needs of the less fortunate in McLean, Great Falls, Pimmit Hills, and surrounding areas. Share is sustained by donations of food, clothing, furniture and funds, and is administered by volunteers. Share aids lower income families in Northern Virginia to meet their emergency needs through a number of active programs and special events.

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Loudoun Interfaith Relief Food Bank
LIR formed in 1991 by a group of dedicated volunteers from the area who realized the hunger needs of the community were not being met. These volunteers were united by a commitment to offer support and solutions to several groups of people: (1) the working poor whose income is insufficient to cover basic necessities, (2) the unemployed, (3) the senior or the sick who cannot compete in the workplace, and (4) the homeless who have no income and cannot afford a roof over their head.
The Wounded Warrior Project            
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The Project works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

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Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. Founded 50 years ago, it is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Childhelp resources include a residential treatment center in Lingnum, Virginia and Children’s Center in Fairfax County.

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