NEWS RELEASE Contact: Christa Kermode, Administrative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 540-338-7422 x2100
PURCELLVILLE POLICE EMPLOYEES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS COLLECT FOOD AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES.
PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 12, 2022 — We did it, with your help! During the month of July and August the Purcellville Police Department employees collected over 1000 pounds of food and hygiene products, and over 200 pounds of school supplies to benefit local families within our community and surrounding areas.
On July 16, 2022, we partnered with Giant Food for a “Cram the Cruiser” event. This event took place for a mere three hours that morning, and we crammed our police SUV to beyond capacity. We give thanks to our amazing community members who donated a variety of food and hygiene products in support of our community.
With support from the Cannons Baseball team, we were able to collect over 200 pounds of school supplies which will be given to children returning to school this month. During the time frame of July 1st though August 10th, the Cannons placed a collection box at the ticket booth to collect supplies from those attending each home ball game. In addition, the Purcellville Eagles dropped off a truckload of school supplies which gave a big boost to the final tally!
Our community never ceases to amaze us! The generosity is heartwarming, and events like these clearly show what we can do when we work together! Our thanks to all those who participated in these two events! And we especially thank Giant Foods and the Purcellville Cannons for embracing and supporting these endeavors! Tree of Life and BetterALife, are our beneficiaries of these supplies.
On August 6, 2022, BetterALife held their annual backpack giveaway here in town. Sergeant Camp and Officer Calhoun were able to stop by to help.
On Saturday August 27, 2022, Tree of Life will have their Annual Clothing & Furniture Giveaway, at Purcellville Baptist Church, located at 601 Yaxley Drive, Purcellville, which will include a school supplies & backpack giveaway as well.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.