Help Afghan Refugees

Our Lady of Lourdes is assisting Migration and Refugee Services in supporting newcomers to the US.

There are three ways you can help.

Monetary Donations

Donate by cash, check, or online!

We are accepting cash and check donations via specially marked MRS Drive envelopes deposited in the parish Poor Box. Please make checks payable to “MRS-CCDA” and add “OLOL Donation Drive” on the memo line. MRS Drive envelopes will be available in the church.

Electronic donations can be made at Simply click the button below, select Migration and Refugee Services from the drop-down menu, and identify your parish as Our Lady of Lourdes.


Donate Online

Food & Spices

On the weekends of October 23-24, October 30-31, and November 6-7, we will be accepting food and spice donations after all Masses.

We are asking for the following items:

Nuts — Almonds, Pistachios, Pine Nuts, and Walnuts; Spices — Ground Cardamom, Ground Coriander, Ground Cumin, and Ground Turmeric; Green Tea Bags (unflavored); Dates

Winter Clothing

Volunteers will be accepting new and gently used winter coats, as well as NEW (not used) hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves at the Parish Hall Thursday, November 18, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and Saturday, November 20, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Got Questions?


Please contact Donna Hansberry

(703) 677-1104


MRS Contact: Gregory McKinney:; (703) 520-3328.