As a non-profit 501C(3) charitable organization the Fairfax CERT Association depend on your generosity to help fund programs that put our outstanding volunteers to work throughout the county.
Since 2006 we have trained nearly 4,000 residents in Fairfax County and have a CERT membership list of nearly 800 active and dedicated volunteers. However, as an affluent county just outside of Washington, DC our residents are in the cross-hairs of many threats.
In 2020 with a pandemic raging the County Supervisors turned to the CERT volunteers for help with food distribution to our neediest. CERT Volunteers donated their time and effort planning and executing 23 food distribution events. Through those events we delivered over a million pounds of food directly to those in need.
It is clear that we must not only train more volunteer responders. We must develop our capability to respond to a greater variety of needs. We must continue to train and equip CERT members to improve our readiness and to look beyond to build teams within our communities to help make them more resilient.
We are so fortunate to have access to highly trained and incredible volunteer instructors and training staff. Many of them donate hundreds, if not thousands, of hours each year in support of our mission and goals. But we need more than just their hours. We need the equipment and gear required to meet the expanding new missions we are being called upon to support. This require funding beyond that which our grant provides. We need your continued generous support. Thank you so much for considering supporting our efforts!