HomeAid Northern Virginia had the honor of helping to renovate the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) “Christ House” facilities in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Check out the local news coverage of the project below.
Bishop Burbidge blesses renovation, joins volunteers in serving evening meal
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge arrived June 28 to tour the 200-year-old building, thank the local organization that spearheaded the project and bless the new renovations.
“This is just fantastic,” Bishop Burbidge said as he toured the dining room, kitchen, offices and upstairs bedrooms of the 14 male residents with Christ House program Director John Croft.
As Bishop Burbidge looked over the freshly painted kitchen, where 365 days a year parish and community volunteers serve an evening meal to the homeless, Kristyn Burr, executive director of HomeAid of Northern Virginia, told him the local contractors donated the $83,000 project as a labor of love. K. Hovnanian Homes supervised the project, with 28 tradesmen joining the effort.
Christ House undergoes $83,000 renovation
The transitional homeless shelter Catholic Charities Christ House at 131 S. West St. recently underwent an $83,000 renovation, according to a news release.
The renovation comes from a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, a nonprofit organization that builds and renovates housing and shelter facilities, according to the release.
A closer look inside this Alexandria shelter after big improvements were recently made
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (ABC7) — Every single day for 45 years the soup kitchen at Christ House in Alexandria has been open for dinner. That kind of consistent and authentic compassion means everything right now to Chuck Jones.
“Coming up from the dirt and really nowhere to go and don’t know when you are going to eat at it’s a blessing,” Jones said.
Alexandria homeless shelter undergoes $83K renovation
Residents in Old Town Alexandria are celebrating a new beginning for an old building.
“Without this place I don’t know where I would be,” said Tyrice Stanton, resident at the Christ House.
The Catholic Charities’ Christ House, a transitional homeless shelter that, since 1974, has served daily meals for those in need.
Facelift: Christ House Finishes $83K Renovation
Alexandria, VA – Christ House, the transitional homeless shelter for men in Old Town, recently finished a massive renovation. The $83,000 project, which was made possible through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, was a top-to-bottom project for the 109-year-old building at 131 S. West St.
“The renovation of Christ House is an enormous morale lifter for our staff and especially the people we serve, particularly for the men living in our transitional housing program, as they work toward financial independence and self-sufficiency,” said John Croft, program director for Christ House. “Working with HomeAid helps us focus on our mission of care and support and direct our resources to programs that benefit so many in the community.”
Thanks to K. Hovnanian Homes Virginia and to the trade partners who contributed labor and resources to the project:
Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems
B&K Distributors, Inc.
Capital Mechanical, LLC
Dominion Electric Supply Co.
Green Landscaping, Inc.
Interior Logic Group
LMO, Inc. Professional Carpentry
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.
McCrea Heating & AC
My Maids, Inc.
Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.
Southern Electrical Service Company
Virginia Marble & Granite
Virginia Cleaning & Punchout
Washington Lanehart Electric Company