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.