“Due to unsafe levels of moisture and mold in government quarters, there are currently 32 families who are displaced from their family housing on Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital.” After hearing of their plight, Pillar Church of Woodlawn, and McLean Bible Church teamed up to provide a Thanksgiving Dinner for those service members and their families.
The Vernondale Village Neighborhood Center was transformed from a respite lounge to a 75-seat dining room – complete with turkeys, hams, and all the trimmings that were provided by church volunteers. Door prizes for Amazon gift cards were given to two winners to assist them with Christmas shopping.
Pillar Woodlawn is working with the Fort Belvoir Housing Advocacy group to provide one dinner per month at their facility located right outside the main gate of Fort Belvoir. They also transformed the Woodlawn Village Neighborhood Center on Christmas Eve for a Christmas Dinner similar to the previous holiday feast.
If you and your church would like to support Pillar Woodlawn’s outreach to the military community on and around Fort Belvoir through short-term missions or a financial gift, please contact Pastor and Church Planter Brian Collison at
919-744-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ■