It was a beautiful spring morning as we gathered at the Fairview Park Marriott for FACETS’ Hope in Bloom Benefit Breakfast. Together we celebrated all the lives saved in the 15 years of our Hypothermia Prevention Program and the faith communities who not only open the doors of their churches, but also their arms and their hearts to welcome guests who need respite from the cold winter nights.
We heard from three of our courageous clients--- Richard, who became homeless after losing his sight to glaucoma, is now a shining example of hope in action as he is part of our permanent supportive housing program. Yvette shared her story of triumph over adversity and the support she received from her case manager, Tanner.
Printice spoke of how he had once been on the other side of the desk when he worked at the Bailey’s Crossroad shelter, and thanked everyone who had helped him when he became homeless. The room exploded with applause after each story of resiliency and courage as the impact of the work we do was seen in these three amazing people.
Together we renewed our commitment to a Fairfax County where EVERYONE deserves a place to call home and raised an incredible $160,000 to help more folks like Richard, Yvette and Printice!
If you were unable to attend or just want a reminder of this life changing morning, click on the link below to watch the Hope in Bloom Benefit Breakfast.