Christian Relief Services Provides Winter Coats to Neighborhood Health Clinic in Alexandria, VA

 Christian Relief Services Executive Director Paul Krizek with Neighborhood Health Director of Behavioral Health Courtney Riggle-van Schagen, LCSW, right, and Family Support Supervisor Hirut Belete, left, with moms and children grateful to receive a new winter coat.

Christian Relief Services Executive Director Paul Krizek with Neighborhood Health Director of Behavioral Health Courtney Riggle-van Schagen, LCSW, right, and Family Support Supervisor Hirut Belete, left, with moms and children grateful to receive a new winter coat.


When a child shows up at a clinic operated by Neighborhood Health in Alexandria, Virginia among the things noted by clinicians is whether the girl or boy has a heavy warm coat to wear with cold winter days fast approaching.

 

In October, Christian Relief Services was made aware that Neighborhood Health had a backlog of about a dozen children on a waiting list for coats and Executive Director Paul Krizek stepped in to make that waiting list disappear.

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On Oct. 22, Krizek met with Neighborhood Health Director of Behavioral Health Courtney Riggle-van Schagen, LCSW, and Family Support Supervisor Hirut Belete to distribute coats to the families of the children on the waiting list.

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Thanks to our supporters, Christian Relief Services was able to provide 24 brand new coats to Neighborhood Health, more than enough for every child on the waiting list, and enough to distribute to those who show up in November and December without proper outerwear.

 

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In addition, Christian Relief Services distributed dozens of pairs of heavy duty, American-made socks to the families helping to keep these children warm outside all winter long – from head to toe.

 

 

olivia Thompson