Working Tirelessly to Keep Alexandrians in their Homes
"During Spring2ACTion 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic had already started affecting many of the residents at all our Alexandria Housing Development Corporation properties. Residents started losing their jobs in March and had their places of employment closed without any severance pay or immediate assistance. Many of the children of our communities were out of school and daytime childcare became a concern for roughly 50% of our families. Since many of our residents had no form of income, they were unable to pay rent normally (in addition to other bills and essential items for their families), so the funding we received in 2020 was essential to helping keep residents’ balances down. With the assistance we were able to provide for rent assistance, residents were able to keep themselves sustained though the pandemic. For most of our residents 2020 and 2021 have been unpredictable and devastating, but with help from ACT for Alexandria and our Spring2ACTion donors, we have been able to keep all families effected by COVID-19 hardship, safe in their homes."
-Briana Harris, Alexandria Housing Development Corporation
Congratulations to Alexandria Housing Development Corporation for winning this week's $100 prize! ACT is seeking impact stories from Spring2ACTion 2020. Submitting your story is an opportunity to highlight your organization and we know collective storytelling is essential to the success of Alexandria’s Giving Day.
These stories are incredible and we want to encourage everyone to submit a story and photo so we've extended the deadline to this Sunday, February 28, 2021. You will be automatically entered to win a $100 prize – we plan to award five prizes – this is a great way to jumpstart your fundraising!