Good morning everyone,
I hope this email finds you well as we make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.
I was in Sterling Park yesterday, talking with a few of our neighbors about the COVID-19 emergency and how they are managing during the closures. It was a lovely day, and many of our friends and neighbors walked and worked outside, taking advantage of the warmer temperatures. Given the state of affairs, most folks seem to be in good spirits, but looking forward to getting back to a sense of normalcy.
We at the Eastern Loudoun Station understand the frustration with the continued closures despite the Forward Virginia opening plan. One gentleman I talked to yesterday is frustrated with the decision and is more than ready to get back to work. Even though many are doing well and in good spirits, we have other neighbors struggling without a steady paycheck.
To help our friends in need, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community graciously offered their food distribution to Sterling residents. Even though the main offices for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are in Chantilly, many of their members are Sterling neighbors. Collaborating with Humanity First, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has fresh groceries they offer to our neighbors in need. I attached a poster with the Ahmadiyya service to this email. To go with the fresh groceries, the Eastern Loudoun Station still has an abundant supply of nonperishable groceries and grocery store gift cards we can distribute. We also have diapers and baby formula for our youngest population.
Even though many stores and restaurants are closed, Sterling businesses have been extremely generous and thoughtful of the deputies at the station. Sweetwater Tavern made sever food deliveries providing lunch and dinner for our deputies. The manager of Home Depot came to the station, with several of her staff bringing snacks for our team and cleaning supplies for the station. Mighty Meals gave us a healthy, delicious lunch one day, and the Pit Stop BBQ sent lunch over on a Sunday afternoon. Even with the closures, we have great friends in Sterling.
At the Eastern Loudoun Station, we’re sad that we’ll be missing our quarterly meeting this month. We miss talking with Sterling folks, and we’re looking forward to when we can get back to our regular meeting schedule. Some other station news, as some of you may have heard, one of our Patrol Squad Supervisors is out sick with COVID-19. He’s doing well and is hoping to be back to work next week.
If there is anything the Eastern Loudoun Station can do for anyone, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
Thomas A Gilligan | Captain
Commander, Eastern Loudoun Station
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
46620 E Frederick Drive
Sterling, Virginia 20164
703-737-8173 – Office
703-777-1021 – Main