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Review for Carpenter's Shelter, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For Carpenter's Shelter, I primarily volunteer at the Front Desk, but also help out on committees and with special events. This is my perspective as a volunteer since September 2010: Carpenter’s Shelter is more than a shelter – they really prop up residents for success by helping them attain jobs, assist with resume workshops, assist with life skills workshops, put residents in touch with education opportunities, help residents find permanent housing, and extend their assistance after the resident has left the shelter to ensure they are on track for success. I think that is truly amazing. Any part of that amazing work I can participate in I am grateful for. Their future plans include extending the shelter out to where the parking lot is, building 200 affordable housing apartments above the shelter, and moving parking below ground. What a statement to the community that will make!

Role:  Volunteer