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PURCELLVILLE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS COMMUNITY
PURCELLVILLE, Va., March 21, 2023 — The Purcellville Police Department is proud to partner with the local non-profit organization, Leadership Loudoun, in collecting daily essential items benefiting homeless individuals, as well as individuals with unstable housing situations in our community. Items collected will be distributed at the first Loudoun County Homeless Resource & Prevention Fair taking place on April 29, 2023 in Leesburg, Virginia. Donations will be distributed to individuals attending the event, which will bring together organizations and service providers working to ensure the health and safety of this vulnerable population. Due to the current police facility renovations, donations can be dropped off at the Purcellville Town Hall during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), located at 221 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, Virginia. Donations will be accepted through April 14th.
Below is a list of items being collected:
- $5 & $10 gift cards for fast food or groceries
- Socks & underwear (all sizes, for men and women)
- Chewable vitamins & regular multivitamins (with iron)
- Wet wipes
- Dry shampoo
- Nail clippers
- Shaving supplies
- Protein bars (including gluten free options)
- Protein shakes/Ensure
If you would like to contribute items, but are unable to donate in person, please see the Amazon wish list at https://www.amazon.com/registries/gl/guest-view/24P0MZ1NFRJNP or use the QR code below.
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.