The Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) will host a Ceremony of Celebration of its 50 years of service to the Annandale, Lincolnia, and Bailey’s Crossroads/Culmore communities on Tuesday October 3, 7:00 p.m., at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, located at 4329 Sano Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Don Di Spirito, chair of the ACCA Furniture Ministry, will give the main address. The ceremony will also include testimonials from individuals who have benefitted from ACCA services, clergy from member churches, and an ecumenical choir.
Attendees are encouraged to donate gently used suitcases for distribution to our homeless neighbors. A free will collection will be taken up to benefit the ACCA Emily and Fred Ruffing Scholarship Fund.
“ACCA’s 50th anniversary is an occasion to celebrate the rich legacy of our founders, some of whom will be with us, and the continuation of their vision of working together to meet the needs in our local community,” said Neal Mohlmann, ACCA President. “Thanks to more than 500 volunteers and many donors and grantors, ACCA has grown and continues to serve as a source of hope and generosity in our community.”
ACCA is guided by the lesson in Matthew 25:40, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” In FY 2016, ACCA served approximately 6,500 people in need, providing nearly $500,000 in human services.
ACCA is a voluntary organization of 27 local churches that was founded in 1967 to serve the needs of low-income residents in our community. ACCA operates a developmental child care center known as the ACCA Child Development Center, and provides emergency assistance, including food, furniture, and financial support, for vulnerable neighbors. With the exception of the Child Development Center, volunteers run all ACCA programs.
To learn more about ACCA, visit the ACCA website https://accacares.org.