The Oakton meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will serve as a local collection point for a county effort to donate blankets to refugees of the Syrian Civil War now residing in Turkey.
In support of the drive to provide aid to those in Fairfax County’s sister district of Keçiören in Ankara, the Fairfax County Government assisted by the Fairfax Interfaith Clergy Leadership Council has invited local residents to donate, and to help receive, box, and load the blankets at collection points.
The drive’s goal is to fill a shipping container to send to Turkey, where a local relief agency will distribute the blankets to thousands of refugee families who will soon face harsh winter weather, volunteers said.
Bring washed and folded blankets (new or gently used) to: 2719 Hunter Mill Rd. in Oakton. Donations will be accepted Saturday, Dec. 7, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Hugh Redd at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hizmetrelief.org/syrian-refugees.