Yesterday we had our annual springtime celebration for all of the congregations, volunteers, local businesses, Board members and staff who made the past season of PACEM winter shelter such a success. Thanks to their combined efforts, we were able to provide 6,622 nights of shelter and over 15,000 meals to 237 different homeless individuals from Nov. 2006 through Mar. 2007. We averaged 47 homeless guests per night this winter, up from 32 the winter before.
Many thanks to the Virginia Discovery Museum for loaning us their "Bumpa-Bouncer" -- it was a big hit with the younger set!