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November 1, 2022   The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized and thanked 21 human services nonprofits for their efforts to keep residents safe during the pandemic. Each nonprofit was named during this board meeting and presented a plaque with the following board resolution:


WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic created significant hardships for individuals and families in Fairfax County, who experiences job losses and reduced income, and struggled to pay for basic needs including food, housing, and utilities; and

WHEREAS, the resulting unprecedented demand for assistance necessitated a multifaceted, coordinated approach in the Health and Human Services (HHS) system; and

WHEREAS, our nonprofit community partners were instrumental in meeting this demand, stepping up and offering their expertise and resources from the earliest days of the pandemic, as well as playing a vital role in helping the county improve access to testing and vaccination resources; and

WHEREAS, for over two years, the county and its community partners have used existing and enhanced structures and service delivery models to ensure that residents facing economic vulnerability were able to meet their basic needs, distributing more than $90 million in assistance to our residents facing enormous challenges; and

WHEREAS, the tireless support of the county’s community partners and their thousands of volunteers and financial supporters was integral to the county’s successful pandemic response; NOW THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all Fairfax County residents, does hereby express its gratitude and appreciation to Fairfax County’s nonprofit partners for their incredible work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Signed by:

Jeff McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Dalia A. Palchik, Supervisor, Providence District

John W. Foust, Supervisor, Dranesville District