Alexandria, VA – It’s reassuring that good work gets noticed, and on Nov. 9, Christ House was recognized with the HomeAid Northern Virginia Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award.
Christ House, which is a project of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, operates a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, a thrift store, and also provides transitional housing for 14 homeless men in Old Town. Earlier this year, Christ House completed an $83,000 renovation, which was made possible through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia.
“The extensive renovations to Christ House, provided by HomeAid and its partner contractors, strengthened Catholic Charities’ ability to best serve the local community for years to come,” said Art Bennett, President and CEO, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington. “These kinds of partnerships demonstrate what true service is all about. Key historic elements of the building were preserved throughout the renovation process. More importantly, our evening meal, which feeds homeless men, women and families 365-days-a-year, was continued every single day without missing a beat.”
The 109-year-old building at 131 S. West St. saw upgrades to the kitchen, dining room, lobby, resident rooms, and bathrooms. New flooring was installed throughout the building, in addition to new vents, thermostats, electrical wiring and lighting. Staff offices, meeting rooms, and a chapel were also refreshed.