ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action)

View all ministries

ACCA is a coalition of churches founded in 1967 by Fred and Emily Ruffing from Queen of Apostles Church. ACCA volunteers serve the local community with provision of furniture, a food pantry, and transportation, Meals on Wheels, family emergency, house restoration, student scholarships, and shelter support. In addition, ACCA participates in a number of community/school events and food drives.

ACCA also has a Child Development Center (CDC) which provides affordable, high-quality early education and day care for children ages 3 months to 5 years.

The ACCA Board meets monthly at one of the participating churches. The July meeting is usually held at Queen of Apostles.

Coordinator: Karen Barnoski

Phone: (703) 256-4088


Key Persons: Anne and Jim Kemble and Family; Terry Baker; Marie Markey; Mary Carroll

If you can commit 15 hours per year, you will...

Deliver food from the food pantry to clients, assist at the furniture warehouse, drive clients to medical appointments, assist with Rebuilding Together house repair, help stock food in the food pantry.

ACCA can also be an opportunity for students to complete community service hours.

30 hours...

Assist with family emergencies calls, and assist the CDC, in addition to the previous activities.

Other ways to help:

ACCA operates year-round, and help is always needed. We would love if you could join us! There are many opportunities for volunteers.