Stay in the know! Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
Do you routinely take action to help the environment? Vote!
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free! Register now!
Login · Forgot Your Password?
October 20, 2016

425 community volunteers complete 51 projects in day

Click above to watch video of the Oct. 15 community service work.
Operation Inasmuch United exceeded its goals last Saturday, with 425 volunteers working on 51 community service projects in Fauquier.

Bethel United Methodist Church this year joined First Baptist of Warrenton, Warrenton Baptist and Fauquier Habitat for Humanity in the day of service.

In 2015, the first year of Operation Inasmuch in Fauquier, more than 300 volunteers completed 42 projects.

When the churches invited ideas for projects, 6-year old Finn Robbins, suggested he could run a lemonade stand to raise funds for People Helping People – an organization that provides financial emergency assistance to families and individuals in Fauquier County.

It turned out to be a successful venture. Finn, along with family members and friends, returned to Main Street on Oct. 15 and raised $230 for the charity.

First Baptist Church member John Thompson, retired Fauquier coach and teacher, led a team to help trim bushes and clean the yard of an elderly woman.

Debbie Mrozek, of Bethel United Methodist, was thrilled that approximately 80 people showed up for a pizza party she and other team members hosted for the area surrounding Eva Walker Park.

Sandy Williams arrived at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center ready with lotion and oils to give hand massages. Her other team members lifted the spirits of residents by painting their fingernails in a bright array of colors.

Some of the teams supported ongoing projects of other community organizations, such as cleaning up debris from a Fauquier Community Coalition house renovation, lending extra hands to a Fauquier Habitat for Humanity project and helping the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Co. deliver smoke alarms to neighborhoods.

Other projects included collecting food for local ministries, splitting wood for families needing help with winter heating and hosting a barbecue luncheon to honor veterans.

Operation Inasmuch is a national nonprofit that helps motivate, train and equip churches to move more congregants out of the sanctuary seats and into the streets to serve the neediest in their communities. For more information, visit

For more information about Fauquier County’s ongoing Inasmuch service, contact Rev. Doug Harris at 540-347-3509 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Member comments
Please, be polite. Avoid name-calling and profanity.
For credibility, sign your real name; stand behind your comments. Readers will give less credence to anonymous posts.
To comment, please log in or register.
Facebook comments
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from via email.
Monday, April 22
Jose Alberto Zapata, 27, drove BMW at 111 mph just before October accident on Interstate 66 near Delaplane
Monday, April 22
Tractor-trailer allegedly ran red light at Routes 17 and 28 early Monday morning; van driver escapes injury
Monday, April 22
Deputy stops four men north of Warrenton just minutes after vehicle owner reports crime early Saturday morning
More Fauquier news
© Copyright 2011-2018

50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Crime Log
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Ellen’s Kitchen
and Garden

Real Estate
For Sale
Legal Notices
Post an Ad
Terms of Service