National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day Give Back
It was brought to my attention that December 3rd is National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day and I think it took me by surprise in that moment that I had not in awhile thought of the moment 6 years ago that made me move to the northern Virginia area, read my why below.
Giving Back for National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day
I have partnered with Conerstones' Embry Ruckers Shelter to start a donation drive that will occur at different points in the year to met their greatest needs at that time. To learn more about them click here. They are open 24 hours a day 365 days a week and serve three hot meals daily with bag lunches available throughout the day. Embry Ruckers' is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. We are dedicated to helping our clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing.
Currently we are collecting:
- cleaning supplies, anti-bacterial wipes, floor cleaner, fantastic, 409 etc.
- large garbage bags
- new sweat pants all sizes
- new under shirts all sizes
- twin sheets
- twin sheets with character themes for children
- diapers, wipes, (sizes 4/5/6 and pull-ups)
Please message me if you have any questions. I am happy to coordinate at your convenience a pick up time of donations.
Thank you in advance for your kind and thoughtful support and donation.
The Moment That Inspired a Move:
I was working in sales office for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Professional NBA team, our office team was given the opportunity to serve in the community over the holidays and we assisted several soup kitchens in the downtown area. It was something I had always wanted to do had not ever found the chance to until that December.
At the shelter, it was all hands on deck preparing for the evening meal then I was given the task of serving the green beans. With clear and simple direction to ask each person if they would like some - allowing them the choice to say yes or no. As the meal time began many crossed my path some taking the offer or beans other passing - then there was a gentleman who kindly responded "no thank you miss." I looked up and froze for a moment - although a stranger I only saw once his face is burned into my memory his eyes were kind, warm and sincere, the response was a simple one that in that moment had me speechless. That night driving home to my apartment I knew I was going make a big change and I made the decision to take what I had learned about sales and turn it into fundraising to better serve those people in my community. My parents were in northern Virginia and it seemed like fate that they would be living in the nations capital of non-profit work.
While typing this up I am realizing that I came here with such a conviction and that time has passed and my life has changed greatly since then but my heart still aches to do more for others.
So in an effort to do better I am committing my real estate business, extra time, and energy to lifiting up and supporting those incredible community organization serving my neighbors.
Tiffany Frederick is a licensed Virginia Real Estate Agent of Long and Foster Reston, VA Email: Tiffany@LNF.com · Cell: (440) 785-6880 2100 Reston Pkwy Suite 102 · Reston, VA 20191
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