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Nonprofits Team for Free Makeover to Alexandria Women’s Shelter

Friends of Guest House received a recent renovation. (Photo courtesy Hearts of Empowerment)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Friends of Guest House, the Alexandria-based organization that helps women return to the community after incarceration, recently received a makeover. The nonprofits Hearts of Empowerment and The Oasis Alliance worked on the renovation together.

Friends of Guest House received a recent renovation. (Photo courtesy Hearts of Empowerment)

The Oasis Alliance is committed to enhancing the recovery process for trauma survivors.

Friends of Guest House received a recent renovation. (Photo courtesy Hearts of Empowerment)

Hearts of Empowerment collected $4,500 through various fundraisers for the project. They also supplied furniture and building materials with deep discounts from local hardware stores.The team worked on a new living room, reading room, kitchen, and computer area.

Friends of Guest House received a recent renovation. (Photo courtesy Hearts of Empowerment)

The work did not stop there. Two women with young children were chosen for makeovers of their rooms.

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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 is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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