Looking for Volunteers to Paint an Apartment

Artemis House is a domestic violence shelter in Reston. It provides temporary housing to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. The shelter has 12 apartments, and they all need to be painted. Six of them are two bedroom, and one is a three bedroom. The other five apartments just need the common areas painted as the bedrooms are already done.

I am familiar with Artemis House because I volunteer there, working in the front office and babysitting some evenings so that the mothers can take advantage of evening activities like sewing, cooking, mindfulness, yoga, etc (all services provided by volunteers who want to help these women and children recover from the abuse and get a new start in life).

Most often, the women/kids are in an apartment for a few months until more permanent housing can be found. The apartment is their safe place for a period of time after leaving their homes, often emergently and with little of their personal belongings. Because the apartments turn over so frequently, and because they are often inhabited by young kids, the walls get marked and dingy pretty quickly.

We’re really hoping to find volunteers to paint these apartments so that the survivors can have fresh housing as they get a fresh start on life. We are trying to engage companies in the area that provide volunteer hours to their employees, and/or who engage in community events.

We are also looking for individuals, their family and friends who might want to cobble together enough folks to “adopt” an apartment to paint.

If interested, please contact me atmoorelindamarie@gmail.com

Many thanks,

Linda Moore

LEASH LAWS APPLY ON RA AND COMMON PROPERTIES TO DOGS AND CATS

A message from Reston Association:

Following reports of dogs and cats running loose on common areas, this is a friendly reminder that Fairfax County and Reston Association require that all dogs and cats be on leashes when outside of the home and on Reston Association or cluster common area or county property.

Reston Association will be working with Fairfax County Animal Control to step up enforcement.

The Board wants to make sure that you are aware of this regulation and that you keep your lovely 4 legged creatures safe and out of the hands of Animal Control.

– HSC Board

Power Washing Delayed Until Tuesday

Due to the inclement weather our common-area walkways will now be power washed on Tuesday, May 14th. We ask that you please remove any personal property from all common-area walkways prior to the morning of May 14th so as not to impede this work.

If you would like to have your private walkway power washed please drop off $35 at 10947 HSC by Monday evening with your address written on the envelope.

Thanks and Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there!

HSC Board

Trash Pickup Back to Friday

Please do not put any more trash out until our regular Friday pickup, as we are back on schedule this week.

We are working with our contractor to resolve these interruptions but they may continue as there is an area-wide shortage of staff. We will keep you informed as information comes in.

Thanks,

HSC Board

Trash Delayed – Again

As you may have noticed our trash was not picked up this week. Our contractor, American Disposal, is saying they will be coming thru on Tuesday to get it.

To say that we are disappointed with the quality of service as of late would be an understatement. We have a meeting scheduled with our representative from American Disposal for tomorrow and will keep you in the loop on developments.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

HSC Board

Trash Pickup Delayed Until Saturday

Yet another notice of delay from our trash contractor:

Due to circumstances beyond our control stemming from a field staffing shortage, the scheduled TRASH collection for today, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 will not be performed. Service will be provided on SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019. Please be assured any overflow that may have accumulated will be collected when we return.

Common-Area and Private Walkways Power Washing

On Monday, May 13th, our common-area walkways will be power washed by a contractor we have hired. We ask that you please remove any personal property from all common-area walkways prior to the morning of May 13th so as not to impede this work.

The contractor will need access to water to perform the job and has asked for permission to connect to the outside faucets of a few (yet to be determined) townhomes throughout our cluster. We will be keeping track of whose water supply is tapped and issuing reimbursement checks in the amount of $15 for each affected townhome, which should more than cover the cost of any water used. If you object to having your water used please let us know by May 12th either by calling 202.683.7393 or emailing secretary@hovllc.com.

Last, if you would like to have your individual private walkway power washed, the one leading to your front door, the contractor has agreed to provide this service for $35 per townhome, also on May 13th. You will need to drop off cash or a check in an envelope with your unit number, prior to May 13th at 10947 HSC (with Stan Beyderman, the Board Secretary).

Thanks,
HSC Board