Solid Rock Church Supports People Experiencing Homelessness
Story by Debra Anderson
During the pandemic, volunteers from the Solid Rock church in Arlington, Va., engaged in aiding individuals in foster care and women’s shelters, as well as feeding those experiencing homelessness. Their efforts did not go unnoticed.
Recently, New Hope Housing—an agency in Northern Virginia that provides services to this population—named Solid Rock as its “Outstanding Volunteer Group” of the year for its ongoing assistance at the agency’s Residential Program Center (RPC).
Donald Richardson, volunteer coordinator at the center, presented the award (pictured with Solid Rock members Patrick Long and Romana Lavalas). “Every fourth Sunday of the month, [more than 100] guests of RPC are served an incredible hot breakfast by Solid Rock,” he said.
Shelter staff say that the relationship between Solid Rock and RPC is as strong as the church’s name, as Solid Rock is moving “beyond the walls” to minister to the spiritual and physical needs in their community.