In Fairfax County, Virginia, the small but mighty Salvation Army Landmark Corps has been nourishing the needs of the growing Korean American
(Asian American Pacific Islander) population. Fairfax County is home to more than 33% of Virginia’s AAPI voters. The Corps outgrew its earlier space in the Landmark section of Alexandria and has taken up residence in Fairfax, VA beside the Fairfax Corps.
At the heart of the Corps’ ministry is sharing the love of God and educating the young about their heritage. This is done weekly through Saturday School, where children learn about their Korean heritage, including language, culture, music, and art. Dozens of kids attend these classes which are led by local volunteers and more than 20 trained teachers. Friday nights bring opportunities for young people to fellowship with one another through the Youth Music and Junior Soldier programs. These programs give kids ages 6-17 the chance to test their musical talents on brass instruments, the guitar, or even the drums – developing skills that will last a lifetime.
Since the COVID pandemic began, the Corps has distributed food to the community as well as created face masks to help protect members from getting coronavirus.
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