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Carpenter's Shelter

Carpenter's is Alexandria's main shelter for the homeless. In addition to providing emergency housing to families, single men and women, Carpenters provides the training and programs (A.A., adult literacy, mental health counseling) that lead to self-sufficiency.

In addition to our overflow shelter at St. Clement's, our parishioners also provide a dinner for the residents of Carpenters Shelter every 3rd Sunday of the month.  A volunteer purchases either a main dish or salad (depending on the schedule)  and two more volunteers bring the food and serve dinner and clean up.  Saint Clement usually makes our famous chicken casserole (late fall and winter) or goulash (late spring and summer)

Here is the recipe:    Chicken_Casserole.docx  

Here is the recipe:  Goulash_recipe.docx 

If you are interested in assisting in this important ministry, there are more details and an opportunity to sign up in Marshall-Rutter Hall or contact Rudy Garcia.  You can text him at 703-731-7226 or email him at rfgrudster@yahoo.com