The Vecinos Unidos Board of Directors is working to determine the best way to support our students and volunteers during this time of social distancing and quarantine. Of course, everyone’s health and safety is the top priority, so as soon as FCPS closed, we also ceased our homework sessions. The Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center continues to receive phone calls and provide resources and help to its clients, but it is not open to the public. Because of the speed with which this happened and honestly having never anticipated such an event, VU was not prepared to offer online support to students, but we are working on how to provide resources and exploring ways to connect with students.
One way that volunteers can support the community right now is to donate to local food banks and other charities that are providing services during this time. FISH–Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help https://www.herndonrestonfish.org and LINK https://www.linkagainsthunger.org are both organizations reaching out for donations so that they can continue to provide services to those in need during this difficult time.
Our greatest wish is for everyone to remain healthy and safe so we can resume our program and support our kids in their learning. We can’t wait to get back to doing that one way or another!