The Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department is partnering with “The 25th Project” to collect gently used winter coats, gloves, and hats and Food for distribution to local homeless of our community. The 25th Project is a small 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated towards “helping the homeless close to home.”
The 25th Project prepares and distributes meals each 25th of the month, often more frequently. Even though the National Capital Region encompasses several of the wealthiest counties in the nation, our homeless population is increasing. Winter months are difficult for our neighbors, therefore support from community members for warm clothing and supplies is essential. The GSVFD has set up a collection bin for winter items & food in our bingo hall.
For Thanksgiving 2012, The 25th Project accepted food donations in the hopes of feeding 50 homeless. Overwhelming responses from the community enabled The 25th Project to prepare and distribute over 111 meals throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.!
Jay Herriott, founder of The 25th Project, hopes to make Christmas special for at least 25 homeless people. The goal is to raise enough money to purchase new tents, new sleeping bags and two cold-weather shirts for each person and surprising them on Christmas Day.
To support The 25th Project helping the homeless, visit