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Catholics For Housing To Purchase Mobile Home Park For $1.4M

October 20, 2017

This week the Manassas City Council voted unanimously to enable Catholics for Housing, a Northern Virginia nonprofit group, to purchase the East End mobile-home park for $1.4 million as long as certain requirements are met, including resolving the significant water, sewer and management issues that have plagued residents for years.  

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John Porter Stepping Down As President And CEO Of ACT For Alexandria

October 20, 2017

ACT for Alexandria’s Board of Directors today announced John Porter’s decision to step down as President and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, effective Dec. 31, 2017.

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Get Fired Up For The Cause: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 19, 2017

The Alexandria Commission for Women and the Alexandria Fire Department want you to get fired up for the cause. Throughout October, you can support the Vola Lawson Breast Cancer Memorial Fund by purchasing a Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt from the Alexandria Fire Department and the Alexandria Commission for Women.

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NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria Kicks Off 25-Year Anniversary With Family Picnic

October 16, 2017

More than 100 families, supporters, volunteers and staff members gathered at Ft. Ward Park on Oct. 6 to celebrate NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria program and its 25 years of service to and impact on families in the City of Alexandria.

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Edu-Futuro Honors Marymount President With Community Partner Award

October 12, 2017

Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank received the 2017 Community Partner Award from Edu-Futuro, an Arlington nonprofit that empowers under-resourced Latino and other immigrant youth through education, leadership development and family engagement.

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Shelters To Shutters Announces New Partnership With CORT

October 5, 2017

Shelters to Shutters, a national nonprofit that offers those experiencing homelessness a hand-up through employment and housing opportunities, looks to partner with companies in the apartment industry to expand its services. Today, Shelters to Shutters announced its latest partnership with CORT to further support its mission. Shelters to Shutters participants will receive a CORT Essentials Houseware Kit with such items as furniture, bedding, cookware and linens.

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Virginia State Employee Giving Campaign Celebrates 20 Years And Almost $50 Million In Donations

October 4, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, the workforce giving campaign for Virginia state employees, has set a $3.5 million goal for 2017, its 20th year.

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Morgan Properties Gives Back

October 4, 2017

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, approximately 10 million households suffered from food insecurity over the past year in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania combined.

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Aid To Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands And Other Caribbean Islands

October 4, 2017

A message from John Porter, President and Chief Executive Office of Act for Alexandria

For the third time this fall, I write to provide opportunities to assist those impacted by one of the recent hurricanes—this time it’s Maria which has devastated Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and numerous other smaller entities in the Caribbean.

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Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, Calendar Launch At New Location On Saturday, October 28

October 2, 2017

Alexandria's dogs will show off their frightening finery at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's annual Howl-O-Ween event, featuring the AWLA's popular canine costume contest and the release of the 2018 photo calendar.

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