About Us

Hands Engaged in Local Public Service is a company supported effort to gather organizational resources and engage employees in projects that target community needs. It was established to benefit the community NOVEC serves.

In 2010 NOVEC HELPS was incorporated and in July 2010 became a 501 (c) (3) organization by the IRS.
Who We Are
NOVEC HELPS is an organized and dedicated volunteer effort. Employees along with their friends and family annually volunteer their own time and finances to many area nonprofit organizations.
What We Do
NOVEC HELPS supports and sponsors a wide range of non-profit charitable, civic, educational youth activities in Northern Virginia. From feeding and sheltering the homeless and supporting emergency services, to raising funds to fight diseases, to fostering those in need, NOVEC HELPS has been there.
Nonprofit organizations in NOVEC’s service territory are welcome to submit request for HELPS volunteer or financial assistance. Please review the volunteer guidelines before submitting a request.
Board of Directors
The HELPS Board of Directors is comprised of 20 members and officers. Officers serve staggered, two-year terms. The offices of chair, secretary, and publicity chair are elected on even-numbered years and vice chair, treasurer, and activity chair are elected on odd-numbered years.
  • Chair, Pam Rochon
  • Vice Chair, Pat Wilcox
  • Secretary, Amanda Cooper
  • Treasurer, Marla Rouse
  • Executive Director, Cindy Fithian
  • Activities Chair, John Nguyen
  • Publicity Chair, Priscilla Knight
Causes that HELPS supports.
Alzheimers Association CASA: Cour Appointed Special Advocates For Children Leukemia & Lymphoma Fighting Blood Cancers National Multiple Sclerosis Society Youth For Tomorrow March of Dimes March for Babies Relay for Life: A Team Event to Fight Cancer. American Cancer Society Wounded Warrior Project American Diabetes Association