Friday April 12, Carpenter’s Shelter experienced a fire. We were very fortunate to identify the fire quickly thanks two of our fearless volunteers who alerted the staff immediately. Fortunately no one was injured.
We have had an amazing outpouring of concern and support from the community. While the fire damage was minimal, the shelter experienced extensive smoke and water damage. The total cost of the damage is estimated to be over $42,000. Carpenter's Shelter is fortunate to have insurance cover a portion of the cost, however, the restoration of the shelter will cost the shelter over $10,000 in out of pocket expenses.
Helping the homelessness at Carpenter’s Shelter is so much more than giving those in need a warm place to sleep. At Carpenter’s Shelter we work to identify and correct the root cause of homelessness. We are dedicated to the success of our residents while they’re living in the shelter but more importantly, once they are living on their own in the community. Statistically, 28% of individuals’ recently experiencing homelessness become homeless again within a year. Thanks to your continued support, last year, only 5% of our residents became homeless again. This is a tremendous step toward our mission to help the homeless achieve sustainable independence.
Got your costumes ready? May we suggest going as your favorite Action Hero? Ok, ok, if you want to go as a zombie or vampire, go ahead. But you can still be an ACTion hero this Halloween by helping out a few nonprofits collect coats and candy!
Of course, don't forget the fun events going on around town!
Carpenter’s Shelter partners with the city of Alexandria and the greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area to eliminate homelessness through respect, responsibility and results. Through its many programs, they advocate self-reliance through education and provide programs and services as needed.
The Torpedo Factory invites you to come on down to the waterfront on December 1st, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM, to enjoy live Hawaiian music, great art, refreshments and perfect gifts. You should wear all your Hawaiian gear to this annual free gig and get your mind set on island time. The Torpedo Factory will be providing you with a Holiday Guide to help make shopping easier!
Carpenter's Shelter has a client who is trying to start her own business! Currently she is working hard to become a certified home care provider. She needs your help to get started! Below is a list of items she needs:
When we launched the new ACTion Alexandria on the evening of February 7th, we didn’t really know what to expect. We knew what we’d like to see happen, but hoping for something and seeing your expectations exceeded week after week are two very different things.
Carpenter's Shelter is seeking a new or slightly used dresser for one of our clients who has recently moved out of the Shelter. If you are able to help please contact Courtney D. Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks so much!