“On April 14th, in the middle of the night, two dear members of our community lost everything due to a tragic fire in their home.”

S. passes on the GoFundMe for “Community Support for Aresa and C’Mya from MV Calle 8”:

“On April 14th, in the middle of the night, two dear members of our community lost everything due to a tragic fire in their home. Aresa and her six-year-old daughter, C’Mya (from Mundo Verde Calle 8 first grade), just experienced a life-altering tragedy which they are still mourning and processing. It all happened so fast, and if it weren’t for the neighbor’s pounding on their door in the middle of the night, things could have been much worse. By the grace of God, the entire family is safe, however, the family only has what they were wearing that night. Their home is deemed a total loss, including the loss of C’mya’s pet cat – Benji.

The power of a community can also be life-altering, for the better, and so now we turn to you, to help our Mundo Verde family recover. They now face so many expenses as they lodge in temporary housing, replace clothes, furniture, and every item in their home. Your donations, no matter how small, collectively will go a long way here.
Please consider donating and sharing their go fund me. And keep them in your prayers. #ItTakesaVillage
El 14 de abril, en la mitad de la noche, dos queridas miembros de nuestra comunidad perdieron todo debido a un trágico incendio en su hogar. Aresa y su hija de seis años, C’Mya (de primer grado en Mundo Verde Calle 8), acaban de experimentar una tragedia que cambió sus vidas y que aún están procesánd. Todo sucedió tan rápido, y si no fuera por los golpes de una vecina en su puerta, las cosas podrían haber sido mucho peor. Gracias a Dios, toda la familia está a salvo, sin embargo, la familia solo tiene lo que llevaban puesto esa noche. Su hogar ha sido una pérdida total, incluido el gato de C’mya, Benji.

El poder de una comunidad también puede cambiar vidas para el bien, y ahora recurrimos a nuestra comunidad para ayudar a esta familia de Mundo Verde a recuperarse. Ahora tienen grandes gastos al tener que alojarse en viviendas temporales, reemplazar ropa, muebles y todos los objetos del hogar. Tus donaciones, por pequeñas que sean, en conjunto, serán de gran ayuda aquí. Por favor, considera donar y compartir su página de gofundme. Y manténlos en tus oraciones. #SeNecesitaUnPueblo”

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Karen joined the Well-Paid Maids team as a cleaner in January 2021, and she was recently promoted to an operations manager! This well-deserved promotion is part of Well-Paid Maids’ effort to deliver better customer service with responses to phone calls and emails seven days a week.

To celebrate Karen’s promotion, we caught up with her to learn more about her time at Well-Paid Maids, the area’s only certified living-wage cleaning company.

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Karen: I saw the company was paying a living wage and had great benefits. Also, they were very flexible with my schedule, especially since I have kids.

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The Potomac Roasting Company is stocked with excellent coffee to meet almost any palate. But that’s not the only good news. We now offer free shipping for orders over $35.

The Potomac Roasting Company is a local micro-roaster specializing in artisan coffee. We precision roast high-quality beans sourced from small farms in Latin America and Africa that are owned and operated by women. We will make sure that your coffee is roasted the way you want it and delivered fresh.

Our newest coffee comes from Mbozi, Tanzania. We secured a shipment just before this small batch of delicious beans sold out. In Swahili, Usawa means balance and Kahawa means coffee. The beans are grown on small farms that are part of a cooperative promoting gender equity and market access for women. This is a smooth and balanced coffee that is sure to please.

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