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PURCELLVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT COLLECTING TOYS AND SUPPORTING THE
COMMUNITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
PURCELLVILLE, Va. November 17, 2022— Starting today, November 17, 2022 the Purcellville Police Department is collecting toys in partnership with BetterALife and Toys for Tots. Unwrapped items can be dropped off at the Purcellville Police Department’s Administrative Office located at125 Hirst Rd Suite 7A, Purcellville, VA 20132, Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., now through Friday, December 9, 2022. Donations will be shared between BetterALife, a local non-profit food pantry located within Purcellville, to support local families this holiday season; and the Toys for Tots nationwide program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
During the holiday season, the Purcellville Police Department partners with multiple philanthropic groups to support local initiatives contributing to the needs of the community. This year, department members will participate in the following activities: toy collection, gift wrapping at the Purcellville Tree of Life Ministries, Cops and Kids event with the Loudoun-Dulles Fraternal Order of Police, and holiday gift basket deliveries with the Purcellville Women’s Club.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.