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Western Hanover Emergency Action Team

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Welcome to WHEAT, where we serve the Western Hanover community.

Thank you to Wegmans of Short Pump. They provided WHEAT with $200.00 in gift cards to help our neighbors this past Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of their values is “We make a difference in every community we serve” and we see evidence of that in this generous gift. THANK YOU.

Announcing Zion’s Old Firehouse Concert Series 2017 – 2018 Season. Come out some time to see their stellar line-up of bluegrass / folk / roots music bands for the 2017- 18 season. Uptown Beaverdam in Zion’s Old Firehouse, 16158 Beaverdam School Rd, Beaverdam.  The May and July shows will be open air (weather permitting).  Mark your calendar and join the community for all four shows.  You will be glad you did. Only $5 for adults, ages 18 and under are free.

May 12 –  Josh Grigsby and County (Traditional Bluegrass – huge crowd last year – back for a second year on Mother’s Day weekend!)
July 28  –  The Slack Family Band (fun, toe-tapping Slackgrass – a favorite band in the Richmond area for more than 12 years!)
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Click here for more on Zion’s wonderful music program

Do you shop on Amazon? There’s a free service called AmazonSmile that they offer which allows a % of your purchases to go to your favorite charity. Please consider signing up for it and choosing WHEAT. It only takes a minute and it a tremendous benefit.

“Our Community” Quilt is being raffled by WHEAT. Tickets are $2 each and the drawing will be December 1, 2018. It is a 90″ X 90″ and queen-sized quilt made by Country School Quilters in Montpelier. It has 49 individual house applique’s and was quilted by Hanoverian Vicki Johnson. It has a sleeve for hanging and documentation labels on the back. Monies from the raffle will supply food for WHEAT’s twice monthly Open Pantry.

This quilt can be yours! Buy a raffle ticket to help the community and then cross your fingers.

Looking for resources and other programs? Aunt Bertha is more than a website. It’s an amazing tool that helps your see what’s available in your zip code for Emergency, Food, Housing, Goods, Transit, Health, Money, Care, Education, Work and Legal assistance.  Click here for Aunt Bertha