On Sunday, February 9th, the youth group at Summit Presbyterian Church sponsored a pasta lunch in support of the “Vets on Track Foundation.” Some 80 church members and guests attended the luncheon, collecting over $1250 for the non-profit group.

Vets on Track Foundation (VOTF) is a federally certified 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to “turn homes into houses” for veterans and first responders by providing  furniture, lamps, utensils, pictures and “anything needed to transform their new house into a home” (per the VOTF website). VOTF advocates on behalf of all veterans, first responders and their families through pro-active outreach efforts. Since its first delivery in July 2016, VOTF has furnished over 400 veteran and first responder homes.

Summit Presbyterian Church has been a fixture in the Stafford community since its charter in 1983. The church, located at 256 Shelton Shop Road, has been an active participant in many local community outreach programs, to include S.E.R.V.E., Rebuilding Together, and Community Meal, as well as supporting local agencies like Presbyterian Home and Student Helping Honduras (an organization started by former University of Mary Washington alumnus Shin Fujiyama in 2006).

At the start of the church service on Sunday, February 16th, Summit’s Pastor Dan Hrach presented VOTF Executive Director, Karla Alsop, with a donation of $1255 to further VOTF’s efforts throughout Virginia. “This donation will allow our foundation to continue to support veterans and first responders throughout the area with household necessities,” said Alsop. “Vets on Track is truly grateful to Summit Presbyterian youth group for its support and generosity.”

For more information on Vets on Track, please visit their website, www.vettrack.org, or call (877) Vet-Trak (838-8725).