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Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) 

ECHO is a partnership between various religious congregations in Burke and Springfield to help people in need in our community by assisting those who suffer the effects of long-term poverty as well as people who are experiencing an emergency need. To learn more about ECHO, watch their video.

Ways for people to serve include:

  • Donating non-perishable food, household goods, clothing, school supplies
  • Transporting donations from the church to ECHO
  • Participating in the Thanksgiving Basket ministry
  • Volunteering at ECHO
  • Serving on the ECHO Board of Directors

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Shepherd's Center of Fairfax-Burke 

The Shepherd's Center of Fairfax-Burke is an organization that helps older adults continue to live independently in their own homes. A variety of support services and enrichment programs are provided by older adult volunteers who use the knowledge and skills acquired over their lifetimes to offer assistance to their peers. Programs are conducted at various Faith Communities in the Fairfax-Burke area, including Abiding Presence which hosts a weekly exercise class and participates in the rotation of churches that hosts "Lunch 'N Life."

Ways for people to serve include:

  • Hosting the exercise class at Abiding Presence
  • Volunteering as a medical driver to take people to medical appointments 
  • Helping in the office
  • Serving on the Shepherd Center Board of Directors