Stories from Chiralagua:

“Maura migrated from Guatemala 16 years ago to seek a better life. She lives with her husband and her two children, in Chiralagua. Until the end of March, she worked cleaning homes and her husband worked in carpentry.  Both of them have been out of work for almost 2 months, and have no other income to pay rent or buy basic necessities for their household. Like the majority of working class families, they have struggled to survive and pay the exorbitant rent prices in Northern Virginia. Now, with COVID-19, there simply is no way to pay with both of them out of work.”


“Yesenia is a single mother of 3 children, ages 10, 3, and 9 months. They live in a one-bedroom apartment in Chiralagua she pays for herself. With the very little savings she had, she was able to pay rent for April and May.. But looking ahead to June, she has no idea what she’s going to do. Her oldest child has a kidney condition that makes her extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Yesenia loses sleep every night wondering how she will feed her family and pay rent.”

Inspiring Generosity from Our Calvary Family


“Every day is a reminder of our blessings; in these sad and uncertain times, we do not have to worry about feeding our family or losing our home. So many of our neighbors can not say the same. We feel God calling us to reconsider how we can afford to help and have decided to donate our stimulus to Mission COVID.” – Christina and Nathan Heslink