Photos: Carpenter’s Shelter Launches New Heights Campaign

The nonprofit needs $2 million to serve Alexandria's homeless.

Construction Rendering of the new development, looking south along Route 1. Carpenter’s Shelter will occupy the first floor, and the apartment housing will occupy the top six. (Photo courtesy of AHDC)

Alexandria, VA – The redevelopment of Alexandria’s new Carpenter’s Shelter development opened its doors to the public on Thursday. The nonprofit serving Alexandria’s homeless needs $2 million in order to finish the New Heights project, which will include 97 affordable housing units, community playground, state-of-the-art clinic and a winter shelter for the chronically homeless.

Shannon Stene, executive director of Carpenter’s Shelter, speaks at a fundraising event at Purple Strategies, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

“There is great power in what we are doing, and there is an amazing thing that we generate when we work together, which is new fresh starts for people who have had everything crumble, and that’s ultimately why we do this,” Carpenter’s Shelter Executive Director Shannon Stene said at a reception at Purple Strategies on Thursday.

More than $1 million has been raised for New Heights, located at 930 N. Henry St. in Old Town. Construction is slated to end next year on the project.

The Carpenter’s Shelter New Heights fundraising event at Purple Strategies, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Alison DeCourcey, Michelle Millben and Jim Taylor at Carpenter’s Shelter New Heights fundraising event at Purple Strategies, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Jerry McAndwers and Charlotte Hall. (Photo by James Cullum)
(Left to right) Anne Heanue, Kevin Heanue, Peter Lunt and Pilar Vasquez Lunt at Carpenter’s Shelter New Heights campaign launch. (Photo by James Cullum)

 

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