Becky Love Foundation

Becky Love Foundation

Love our Volunteers
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Lieutenants from Quantico demo the milk house, Saturdays.
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Sarah Kirk

The Becky Love Foundation is blessed with an exuberance of volunteers. Located at Turner Farm in Great Falls, Virginia, we are building a retreat center to help those who are struggling.

Our first group of volunteers who came out were a troop of 5th grade Girl Scouts. They painted fences, planted a vegetable garden, many flowers, and raspberries. A local Boy Scout organized the construction of a manure composting facility and brought his troop to complete the task for his Eagle Scout project.

Next came Marines from Quantico and other local posts, Army and Coast Guard volunteers and neighbors, who helped demo damaged interior of the retreat house, paint a lot of fence, take down trees, grind stumps, and flip pancakes on the grill for our annual Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of December.

70 teens from 5 churches with adult team leaders and contractors spent a week in June and another in July updating the first floor of the retreat house by replacing 4 windows and 2 doors, repairing, weatherproofing and painting the exterior, building a ramp into the retreat house, 2 Adirondack chairs, and 6 benches for around the pond and hanging the swing they built last year.

We are so grateful to all of these volunteers - they have brought out the natural beauty of the farm, and created beautiful spaces for reflection and peace.

We received approval for the retreat house, so there are many more opportunities and challenges to make the dream a reality. Thank you to all of our volunteers, and welcome to all who want to be a part of creating a healing space here in Northern Virginia.

Becky Love Foundation

Becky Love Foundation Video Transcript:

Tom Love: I'm Tom Love, from the Becky Love Foundation
My sister, Becky Love, died seven years ago in August 2013.
So our mission here, is to prevent others from dying the same way and to try to help those who have had a loss by suicide.
So we do that through counseling and through grief groups and camps and so that's been very successful in helping people to realize they are not alone.
To get coping skills, so that they can fight depression, or help the aftermath of that.
The CDC just released a report several weeks ago, in August 2020 that showed that 25% of young people age 18-24 were seriously considering suicide right now, in large part due to COVID and 22% of essential workers were also seriously considering suicide.
So we know right now, this is a very challenging time and so we encourage you to try to fight suicide in yourself, and to help others, through the Becky Love Foundation.

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