Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) receives $1,270 donation from WCF.)

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DUMFRIES, VA –Action in Community Through Service welcomes a $1,270 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation. 

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the residents of the Greater Prince William Area. In 1969, thirteen local churches came together with the purpose of preventing and alleviating human suffering.  Their inspiration came through their collaboration in helping a family whose home was destroyed by fire.

ACTS' founders began by addressing the most basic human needs of food and shelter. They established Prince William County's first food bank, set up a used furniture distribution system and developed a homeless shelter in local churches. As the community grew, ACTS’ services have expanded to meet the needs of the residents. Services now also include a comprehensive domestic violence prevention and intervention program to include the whole family-women, men and children.  Today, each of the programs addresses the mission of ACTS; to alleviate hunger, homelessness, domestic violence and help individuals achieve self-sufficiency.

In fiscal year 2012, ACTS Food Pantry was able to provide food to more than 4,000 individuals each month. The food provided allows families to stretch their limited resources so they can use funds on rent, car repairs, utilities or medical expenses. The Food Pantry’s assistance provides a safety net that reduces homelessness, job loss and medical crisis that can throw a family in a downward spiral of despair and hopelessness. Each dollar received allows ACTS Food Pantry to distribute $7 worth of food.

“ACTS is very grateful for the donation provided to help feed the hungry families in our community. We look forward to partnering with the Foundation further as we continue in our mission to provide relief, foster hope and promote self-sufficiency for our Prince William neighbors in crisis,” said Frances Harris, Executive Director of Action in Community Through Service.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (703) 441-8606 or visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c) (3) charities. For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at

Celebrating 32 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.7 billion and services more than 1 million customers with branches in excess of 780 throughout 17 states:  Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at