Hypothermia Prevention Shelter

Hypothermia Prevention Program ~ January 17-24, 2021 

The 2021 Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program will look very different from that of years past.

This season, we will again join with our faith partners St. John Neumann, St. Mark, and Congregation Beth Emeth in supporting the program. However, guests will be staying at both the FACETS and New Hope Housing sites only. There will be about 60 guests at each location, and the shelters will be open 24/7. FACETS and New Hope will staff the shelters, and they are asking participating faith communities to provide meals and supplies. Our volunteers will not be on-site because of safety concerns due to the pandemic.

Please consider donating so that we can purchase the necessary items. We will be providing 21 meals for about 120 guests plus staff, so the need is great. We will also need to purchase clothing, supplies and transportation assistance.

How to donate:

  • You can donate by cash or check (make checks payable to: St John Neumann and write “hypothermia” in the memo line) and drop off your cash or check donations at the St. John Neumann parish office, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, 20191. Phone: 703.860.8510.
  • Donate online: visit the St. John Neumann website (saintjn.org), click on the down arrow on the “Giving” tab and select “Donate now” from the dropdown box. Click the arrow on the fund line (to the right of Regular Sunday Collection) to see a dropdown box. Select “Social Action Hypothermia” and follow the prompts.

Volunteer opportunities will be published in future bulletins as we are made aware of what is needed.

No volunteers will work at either of the sites, but people will be needed to assemble and deliver meals.

Although we will not be able to welcome guests at St. John Neumann this year, we plan to be as creative as possible to show them how much we care. If you have questions, contact Kate Flynn (kekohelpme@gmail.com).