On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Very quickly, basic household supplies, cleaners and some food ran in short supply. On April 17, 2020, the Fairfax County Police Association (FCPA) launched Project Appreciation, a charitable campaign aimed at putting supplies and safety essentials into the hands of Fairfax County Police employees. We raised money through direct donation and through a GoFundMe page. Thanks to the generosity of many corporate, faith based, community organizations, and individuals, we were able to quickly distribute hundreds of bags of supplies across the county. This generosity led to phases 2 and 3 of Project Appreciation. In total, we distributed over 1500 bags of supplies and provided for multiple FCPD employees in quarantine. The FCPA board has voted to bring Project Appreciation to a conclusion, and it is time we express our heartfelt appreciation to all those who made this possible.
First to our Vendors- Without you, we would not have had any supplies to distribute. Many of you worked with us financially and lightened our burden. Thank you for making hard to find items accessible and affordable.
Midstate Distillery (Harrisburg, PA)
Daycon (Chantilly, Virginia)
Restaurant Depot (Chantilly, VA)
Tangs Bridal and Alterations (Manassas, VA)
To our Corporate Donors- thank you for the generous donations that made this vision a reality. Many of you contributed generously and saw the value in partnering with the FCPA. Thank you.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Asset Management Group, Inc.
To our Faith Based Donors- We were uplifted both financially and spiritually through your charitable giving and prayers. You were some of our earliest and most ardent supporters. May you be blessed as much as you chose to bless us with your support.
Temple Rodef Shalom
To our Community- Many of you personally donated to our campaign and did so at a time when finances were difficult for so many. You chose to give of yourself to help make us stronger. While we will not name every individual donor, you are all known and appreciated.
We wanted to specifically thank Springfield Quilters and the Westridge Community who made hundreds of cloth masks that we were able to distribute to our officers and employees. You helped make a difference. We also owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the Retired Fairfax County Police Association who was one of our first and largest donors.
It has been 495 days since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, but it appears that we have turned a corner. We look to the future with hope that is affirmed in knowing that our community supports the FCPA. Thank you for your generosity, sacrifice, prayers, and support. As previously advertised, proceeds remaining at the conclusion of the campaign will be donated to the Fairfax County Victim Services Section.