Volunteers of America Chesapeake and the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter want to extend a special Thank You to the participants in Fannie Mae’s 7 Days to Serve program.
On Friday May 1 more than 50 Fannie Mae volunteers joined us at our Bailey’s Crossroads Community shelter in Falls Church, VA. The volunteers, part of Fannie Mae’s “7 Days to Serve” initiative, came out to help our staff accomplish critical tasks in our mission to end homelessness in our region. These tasks included sorting clothing donations, packing more thank 150 toiletry kits, constructing picnic tables, beautifying our grounds and completing a much needed storage shed.
“We couldn’t have done all this without the help of volunteers,” said Facility Coordinator Francis Alquijay. “These projects take a burden off our staff members and allow them to focus more directly on serving our clients and community.”
Check out our Facebook page to see more photos from our service day!