Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Do you or a neighbor need help getting groceries or other items? There are Fairlingtonians that are ready to help. Please email your request to: vp at fca-fairlington.org or call FCA’s general number: 571-403-1943. Someone will be checking regularly and will follow-up.
Have COVID related questions concerns beyond neighbor to neighbor help? Call Arlington County’s COVID hotline: 703-228-7999. (Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
All Fairlington Bulletin
Read the June 2020 All Fairlington Bulletin.
FCA has voted to create a new nonprofit organization, Fairlington Cares, Inc., to serve people in the general Fairlington area. Here are some general questions about the new entity.
FCA is considering creating a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to be a vehicle for Fairlington residents to contribute to help meet the needs of residents in the general Fairlington area (including Abingdon Elementary families and Park Shirlington residents). Although the COVID impacts are the immediate impetus for this, the organization would have the ability to respond in a specific and targeted ways to address neighbor and neighborhood needs in future years, such as storms or natural disasters, fires, government shutdowns, and major emergencies.
The Fairlington non-profit would not seek to supplant other charitable organizations serving the area. Rather, it would partner with other organizations, including county offices, that are seeking to address these needs and thus hope to attract further resources to our area. The non-profit would be volunteer led and exist primarily on contributions from neighbors in Fairlington. We need your input–would an organization based in Fairlington to address needs in and near Fairlington be useful? Please take our survey!
Abingdon PTA Wishlist
FCA continues to collaborate with Abingdon PTA and staff to help support our neighbors in Park Shirlington and surrounding areas. There have been many generous Fairlingtonians who have donated school supplies and books. THANK YOU. The PTA has created an Amazon Wishlist of re-occurring supply needs that have been developed in consultation with the school’s social workers and support team. Please consider purchasing a packet of crayons or basic supplies to help out. Items will be shipped directly to PTA president who will then coordinate with school distribution team.
WMATA Bus Update
During the WMATA budget process earlier this year, there was a discussion that included altering or eliminating a number of Metrobus routes, including several that serve Fairlington. Now it has been determined that the existing 7Y and 22A/C bus routes in Fairlington will remain unchanged this summer. However, longer-term the 22A/22C is probably still at risk of being curtailed or modified given low ridership.
Take the 2020 Census
While you’re taking a break between Zoom conferences, go online and fill out your census form. Go to my2020census.gov to begin, using the information mailed to your home.
FCA Letter About Shirlington Density
In a March 20 letter to Arlington County’s Long Range Planning Committee, the FCA outlined concerns about a proposal to increase density in Shirlington, while also pointing out the value of a vibrant commercial area to Fairlington residents. FCA urges the county to look more broadly at a larger geographic area than just Shirlington and consider the cumulative impact of increased density across a number of areas near Fairlington.
Fairlington 5K postponed
The Fairlington 5K race and auction, originally scheduled for later this month, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. Organizers hope to reschedule both the silent auction and the 5K road race to a date in September, 2020. More details will be published in the Bulletin as they become available.
What is the Fairlington Citizens Association?
The Fairlington Citizens Association (FCA) is about you. All residents are members and an executive board is elected annually. The FCA’s mission is to promote activities that make Fairlington a better community in which to live by serving as a forum for discussion of residents’ concerns and by representing Fairlington’s views to local government.