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West End Alexandria Home Purchased by Friends of Guest House for Reentering Women

Purchase made possible through donations totaling more than $700,000

The home purchased by Friends of Guest House (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Friends of Guest House, the local organization that helps women start over after incarceration, recently purchased an Alexandria home with help from generous donors. The West End property is renting rooms at affordable prices for those who are reentering society.

Donations from various sources totaled more than $700,000.

Two of the donors, Fred Sachs, and his wife Cathy, have been involved with Guest House for 25 years  Their first experience with Guest House came when Fred, a former building materials supplier, sold Guest House discounted materials for a renovation of their headquarters.

The Sachs believe in second chances. They also continue to be motivated by the positive impact that Friends of Guest House has on the women it serves.

“I realized the long distance these women have to travel to simply regain their place in society and oftentimes with their families,” said Cathy. “When you successfully reintegrate a woman into a stable, secure life, you positively impact not only her, but the many lives she touches.”

Thanks to the generosity of the Sachs and many others, reentering women will have a safe place to stay for long into the future as they rebuild their lives.

To learn more about Guest House programs, click HERE. To donate, click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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