Loudoun Valley II Homeowners Association was named Charitable Community of the Year in our Community Association of the Year Contest. They are managed by Cardinal Management Group, Inc., AAMC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application.
Loudoun Valley II is a young and vibrant community located in the fast-changing Ashburn area of Loudoun County. We have a mixture of home styles, including single-family homes, carriage houses, townhouses and condos and an exuberant population of international residents. Our residents are energetic with ever-growing participation in neighborhood events and a sincere desire to improve and impact the quality of life for those in the larger Loudoun community and beyond.
In an effort to reach out beyond the borders of our neighborhood, we are currently holding a food drive to benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief, which depends on food drives to make up almost 50% of the food that is donated to feed Loudoun families in need. In the past, we have collected dry and canned goods at our clubhouse in support of the Reston Interfaith Food Pantry, helping to provide food and emergency services to area families needing assistance.
Among the events that Loudoun Valley II has sponsored is a Nepal Earthquake Relief Concert to provide support when a catastrophic earthquake struck in Nepal. We hosted the open-air concert on our clubhouse lawn to raise funds for emergency relief effort s.
The HOA has joined with the Marines’ Toys for Tots collections to make it possible for less fortunate children in the area to celebrate the joy of the Christmas holiday. This is a well-known program that offers a wonderful opportunity for our community to participate in improving lives for children in need.
Loudoun Valley II HOA has participated in a book collection drive to supplement school resources and help to improve the education of young residents of the area.
This spring we were proud to celebrate National First Responder Appreciation Day by hosting an appreciation luncheon and welcoming Loudoun County Deputies along with other first responders from Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services. It was an inspiring opportunity to meet with and express our community’s sincere thanks to the brave men and women who protect all of the residents of Loudoun County.
We have hosted and participated in the annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise awareness of childhood cancer causes, while collecting money for new childhood cancer research and cures. The bright yellow Loudoun Valley II Alex’s Lemonade Stand was a popular and attention-getting way to raise money for this important cause while encouraging community and others to get involved and make a difference.
We also provided support for the arts in Loudoun County, showcasing students while providing free display space for a student art show and an opportunity for student musicians to perform in our clubhouse, with both events open to the larger Loudoun community.
In August of this year, we welcomed parents to a sponsored “Meet the Principal” night at our main clubhouse at Loudoun Valley II. Parent s had an opportunity to meet school staff members in a relaxed and social environment before the school year began.
As we enter the colder months of the year, we have plans for a coat drive to collect warm coats for families who may require assistance. We will be joining again this year with the Marines Toys for Tots program so that our community members will have the opportunity to reach out with gifts and make a difference in the lives of children.
We know that our community will continue to provide a growing amount of charitable assistance and volunteer outreach as our HOA grows and moves forward into the future. We will continue to provide wide-ranging options and a variety of opportunities for our resident s to help those who are less fortunate and improve life for those beyong our neighborhoob.