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United Way to Give $175,000 to Loudoun Nonprofits

The money will be presented during a ceremony in Leesburg Friday afternoon.

The United Way of the National Capital Area will give nearly $176,000 in grant money to Loudoun County nonprofits during a ceremony in Leesburg today. The money represents 18 Community Impact Fund grants awarded to 16 of the county’s nonprofits intended to address education, health and financial stability.

The money came from the United Way’s annual workplace giving campaign, which netted almost $1.65 million in community impact fund donations from the region.

Grant recipients include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Every Citizen Has Opportunities
  • Friends of Loudoun Mental Health
  • Help for Others
  • Just Neighbors Ministry
  • Legal Services of NV
  • Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/LAWS
  • Loudoun Community Health Center
  • Loudoun Interfaith Relief Inc.
  • Loudoun Literacy Council
  • Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers
  • Northern Virginia Family Services
  • NV Dental Clinic
  • The Good Shepherd Alliance
  • The Salvation Army Loudoun
  • Volunteers of America Chesapeake Inc.

Leesburg and county officials plan to attend. 

Mark Gunderman January 25, 2013 at 09:16 PM
The Good Shepherd Alliance (GSA) is a Christian non-profit organization providing help and hope for the homeless and near homeless through emergency and transitional housing and referral services. Led by Executive Director Vickie Koth, the organization traces its origins back to 1983 and the efforts of a local pastor from Sterling who wanted to provide assistance for the county’s homeless youth. GSA was the first shelter in Loudoun County and began raising funds to house the homeless for a short time at a local area motel. Area developers then became involved by allowing the use of vacant residences in the spirit of mutual responsibility in addressing the early issues of homelessness. The organization has since evolved into an exhaustive suite of shelter, case management and outreach services for the greater Loudoun homeless community. Its infrastructure now includes multiple GSA-owned properties that serve as emergency shelters and transitional housing, a Board of Directors, hundreds of dedicated volunteers and a full-time professional staff. The homeless charity, headquartered in Ashburn, maintains emergency shelters in Lucketts and transitional housing in Leesburg and Purcellville. Three thrift stores that generate revenue used to support the GSA’s day-to-day functions are located in Leesburg, Ashburn and Sterling.

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