A reader passes on this incredibly sad GoFundMe:
“Our Brightwood School Community has suffered a tremendous loss. We are deeply saddened that Gisella Sorto, a fourth-grade student, at our Brightwood Educational Campus, DC has passed away.
On the morning of February 28, 2021, the Sorto family was traveling on the highway when they had a tragic vehicle accident that resulted in the death of little Gisella (age 10), leaving her sister, Flor (age 13) and her parents Samuel and Wendy Sorto, in critical conditions.
Gisella was a happy and intelligent young lady. Gisella will be greatly missed by her family, friends and our Brightwood school community.
As we grieve the loss of our dear Gisella, we feel a heavy heartache on this loss and especially to our teachers who have taught the girls throughout the years. We are asking the Brightwood community to keep this family in your prayers and to please contribute with a donation for the Sorto family. The Sorto family plans to cover Gisella’s funeral expenses and family medical expenses.
There are no immediate dates to plan Gisella’s burials as of yet. The family shared “This is not something we are prepared to do as parents to bury our child, who would think that a family car trip could turnout in such a tragic.”
We appreciate any donations given. Please keep the family in your prayers.”
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St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger