Azalea Charities Uses Golf Tournament Proceeds to Support Local Food Shelters

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Prince William, Virginia – As part of its mission to support local charities, Azalea Charities is donating part of the proceeds of its recent Azalea Classic golf tournament to area food banks and homeless shelters. Frank Lasch, Azalea Charities founder and Chairman of the Board, presented checks for $1,000 to the House of Mercy in Manassas, ACTS, SERVE, Haymarket Food Pantry and the Carpenter Shelter of Alexandria. Azalea Charities supports homeless shelters and other community efforts from Arlington to Fredericksburg. Since 1999, they have provided over $2.5 million for community needs and wounded warriors.

Ann Crimini of House of  Mercy receives a $1000  check in support of House  of Mercy's outreach in  the local community from  Frank Lasch, Azalea  Charities founder and  Chairman of the Board

Ann Crimini of House of Mercy receives a $1000 check in support of House of Mercy’s outreach in the local community from Frank Lasch, Azalea Charities founder and Chairman of the Board

The Azalea Classic is a cornerstone of the Azalea Charities’ fundraising effort. The May, 2015 event raised over $21,000 toward an annual fundraising goal of $500K. According to Lasch, “With the help of our community and business associates, we hope to reach that mark to help make a difference by supporting our dual mission – support of local causes as well as wounded warriors and their families”.

The House of Mercy is a Catholic-based humanitarian nonprofit organization located in Manassas, Virginia. Founded by the Missionaries of Our Lady of Divine Mercy on January 6, 2005, the organization is dedicated to serving the poor, marginalized and forgotten by sharing the message of God’s mercy to others. The House of Mercy offers a variety of programs to the community, including a food pantry, meal packing (service project), free and discounted clothing, thrift store, new shoe program for kids, school supplies, computer lab, formation classes and Christmas assistance.

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