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Homeless Walk through Historic Leesburg Coming September 15

August 15, 2012 by Blue Ridge Leader filed under Faith, Lifestyle 1 Comment
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Opportunities abound to bring your friends and family. Public School and Home School groups are invited. Churches, youth pastors, Sunday school classes, civic organizations, MOMS Clubs, etc. are all invited. Invite a group from your business, school, church or neighborhood. Wear your company or church T-shirt or display a company or church banner. We want to show our community that we care and raise support for homeless programs and services in Loudoun County.

GSA has served the homeless and those living in poverty in Northern Virginia since 1983.

The Good Shepherd Alliance 8th Annual Walk for Shelter

A Family Event to Benefit Homeless Individuals & Families
Saturday, September 15, 2012
9:00 a.m. Sign-in
10:00 a.m. Event begins

Now is the time to register!

One Mile Walk through Historic Downtown Leesburg
Beginning at Douglass Community Center
Special Family Activities to follow including Moon Bounces, Face Painting and Free Barbeque and Hot Dog Lunch.

See St. Davids’ Episcopal Church great homeless walk video from 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1mDu2bF-H8&feature=related

Register online and get more information at Walkathon Information or contact GSA today for more information at 703-724-1555.

Photo: Walking from Douglass School on East Market Street to Downtown Leesburg

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  1. Mark Gunderman says:

    The Body of Christ is evident all about Loudoun County. This current movement symbolizes quite dramatically one of the dominant, new religious overtones of the 21st Century – a spirit of Christian unity.

    GSA is one of several nonprofits serving the homeless and near-homeless community in the greater Loudoun County area. 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.

    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.

    God bless Loudoun County.

    Mark Gunderman
    Board Chair

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