Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Our Mission to Be a Blessing Continues

The response to our recent charity initiative has been tremendous.

As you know, one of AJ Team Realty’s core values is “be a blessing,” and we recently partnered with friend and social worker Erin Hancock to identify 12 local families we could collectively bless this holiday season with gift cards, cash, and prayers. Today Erin joins me to give an update on this initiative and the tremendous response we’ve gotten. Our goal was to raise $10,000 through our nonprofit organization, Be a Blessing Foundation, Inc., but we’ve exceeded that goal. All the while, Erin has been crisscrossing Prince William County doing wonderful work.

As I’ve said before, if you’d like to be involved in this outreach in an ongoing manner, feel free to reach out to Erin directly. This is NOT about the AJ Team...this is about God’s work and us collectively being His hands and feet. Thank you.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

How We Strive to Be a Blessing to Those in Need

Will you help us to help those in need this holiday season?

One of AJ Team Realty’s core values is “be a blessing.” This year, we’ve had to undergo a bit of a change when it comes to being a blessing to our community. We’re so used to being able to go to the schools and mentor students, and just generally address any needs as they’re presented.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that one of our clients, Megan Radcliffe, had unfortunately passed away. She was a social worker in Manassas, and I would always call her around this time of year to ask her who we could bless. Megan would always get us a good list and hold us accountable for getting things done.

       I’m not just a person of prayer but also a person of action.

This year we reached out to one of Megan’s good friends Erin, a guidance counselor at a local high school. She helped us to identify 11 families, who we gave $100 gift cards from Wegmans to help them make a Thanksgiving dinner.

I woke up in the middle of the night recently thinking about these families, and I asked God to cover and provide for them. I heard Him speak to me in response: It wasn’t on Him to help them, but rather on us. I’m not just a person of prayer but also a person of action, and I thought these gift cards were just one way that we could really help those in need.

You can also help us spread the love this season by following this link, where you can donate gift cards to people who need them. If there’s a specific family you want to help, you’re more than welcome to do that, as well.

Reach out to us if you know of anyone who could use a little blessing this holiday season or if you have any questions. We’d love to hear from you.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

How Are We Helping Those in Need?

We’re keeping the spirit of the season alive by helping others in need.

This has been a tough season for many local families.

We have decided to partner with a good friend and social worker at a local high school, to identify 12

families that we can collectively bless. We personally met each family a few days before Thanksgiving

when we delivered $5k in gift cards, cash, and prayers.

We thought that was the end, but as we got to know these families better and heard their stories,

we knew it wouldn’t be right not to continue. 

  • Mom of 3 can’t work due to chemo.

  • Mom taking care of a disabled husband who can’t work. Behind on rent and utilities. *We

            got them caught up, but every month is a month they are falling behind.
  • 10th grader living w/ extended family and is responsible for his utilities, food, etc.

  • 22-year-old taking care of his 3 younger sisters. Mom passed away last year. 

       The AJ Team will be donating $10k to these families.     

These are just a few of the stories. They are heartbreaking and hit far too close to home.

Many times I find that when we are looking to change the world, God is simply asking us to take

care of our neighbors.

Our plan is to bless these families with the help of our family (YOU)!

The AJ Team will be donating $10k to these families for rent, utilities, and emergency funds.

It would be a blessing for you to consider adopting a family or donate a gift card.

Below are links to e-gift cards. You can send them directly to Erin!

Erin Hancock: HancocES@pwcs.edu  703.200.3151

Our goal is to have these gift cards distributed to these families by December 15, 2020. If you

prefer to donate directly through our non-profit organization, Be a Blessing Foundation, Inc. to take

advantage of tax-deductible charitable contributions, that link is below as well. **Receipts will be

provided for any donation over $250. Please include an email address for delivery.

If you’d like to be involved in an ongoing manner, feel free to reach out to Erin directly. This is NOT about the AJ Team..... This is about God’s work and us collectively being His hands and feet. Thank you.

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