WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, Capitals Hall-of-Famer Rod Langway and Bullets alumnus Bob Dandridge will participate alongside 40 Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) staff members and Arlington County First Responders on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to prepare Arlington County's Emergency Winter Shelter for its opening day, scheduled for Nov. 1.
The shelter, operated by Arlington Street People Assistance Network (A-SPAN) in Arlington, Va., houses up to 88 adults and provides a range of services including case management, employment counseling, housing services and medical care.
Volunteers including MSE employees and Arlington County fire fighters will clean and paint rooms throughout the shelter, install bookshelves in the library, add mirrors and clothes hooks in the bathrooms and put into place additional shelving and clothes bars to store donated clothing. In addition, the volunteers will assemble welcome kits containing toiletries and clothing for 100 homeless men and women.
"We are incredibly honored to be working alongside the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and first responders from Arlington County," said Patti Klein, executive director of Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church. "We here at Rebuilding Together believe that everybody deserves a safe and healthy home. We couldn't pass up on the chance to help out A-SPAN provide safe housing for our homeless."
WHO: Capitals alumnus and Hall-of-Famer Rod Langway; Bullets alumnus Bob Dandridge
WHAT: Will participate in a service project at Arlington County's Emergency Winter Shelter in Arlington, Va.
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Langway and Dandridge will be at the event from 10 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Arlington County Emergency Winter Shelter
2049 N. 15th Street
Arlington, VA 22201
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation:
This is the third of three service projects that the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation is hosting for MSE employees this summer. In addition to working with Rebuilding Together-AFF in September, the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation partnered with D.C. Central Kitchen in August and with USO-Metro in July. One of Monumental Sports & Entertainment's core values is the double-bottom line that engages, unifies and gives back to the community the organization serves on a daily basis.
The Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. MSE is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact on the community: education and scholarship, hunger and homelessness, military and veterans' affairs, pediatric health and fitness and youth basketball and hockey.
About Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church (RT-AFF)
Rebuilding Together-AFF serves low-income homeowners and non-profit organizations in our community by providing critically needed home repairs and modifications. RT-AFF is a testament to the extraordinary power of community engagement and human caring. Since 1988, 59,000 community members have volunteered to assist 1,735 low-income households – a contribution of free labor worth more than $10 million. Our goal is to preserve homeownership in our community, while striving to provide a safe and healthy home for everyone.
About A-SPAN (Arlington Street People's Assistance Network)
A-SPAN provides life-sustaining services for people experiencing homelessness in Arlington County. These include daily street outreach, drop-in services such as showers, laundry, and food, and a bagged meal program serving up to 80 individuals 365 days a year. In addition, from November 1- March 31, A-SPAN operates the Arlington County Emergency Winter Shelter. A-SPAN offers a wide variety of housing case management services through the Permanent Supportive Housing Program and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, and is a key partner in the "100 Homes for 100 Homeless Arlingtonians" campaign.
SOURCE Rebuilding Together