Provided by Transitional Housing BARN, Inc.
A rainy day did not deter golfers from coming out to support BARN’s golf tournament for homeless Prince William families. Tournament host Senator Charles Colgan welcomed the golfers and thanked them for support of BARN’s mission: “It has been my pleasure to host the golf tournament for many years. Transitional Housing BARN and the wonderful work they do literally changes the lives of the families they serve. For my late wife Agnes and me, BARN has always been a special place. We were both honored to be active supporters since it was founded.”
Sister Andrea Verchuck, Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, honored the golfers with a ceremonial blessing of the carts.
An awards banquet with a raffle drawing followed the 18-holes of golf. Senator Charles Colgan presented the trophies. First place winner was the Greenwich Presbyterian Church team of Don Meeks, Chris Ferrell, Dave Rowson and Phil Porter. John D’Alexander, Don Goddard, David Bianco and Mike Birshow captured second place and Re/Max Commercial’s team of John Latham, Bob Steen, Justin Minor and Pete Jones earned third place.
Donna Wood of Wood Smith Advisors took home the trophies for Ladies Longest Drive and Closest-to-the-Pin contests. BB&T’s team’s Mike Pybus won the Men’s Longest Drive trophy and Charles Lapihuska won the Men’s Closest-to-the-Pin contest.
Greenwich Presbyterian Church successfully defended the Service Cup Trophy for the second year in a row by defeating the George Brent Council’s Knights of Columbus team. Apple Federal Credit Union’s team headed by Regional President Bill White won the Financial Cup.
Colin Davis, BARN’s Executive Director, commented, “It was great to see everyone get out of their homes to play golf in the cool rain to raise funds to get families into their own homes. The short term discomfort experienced by the golfers is nothing compared to the feelings of those who don’t have a safe place to call home each day. Thank you to all who came out to help put a roof and supportive services over a homeless family’s head.”
BARN is committed to ending homelessness. BARN’s transitional housing program provides up to two years of housing and case management to address the issues that lead to homelessness: low job skills, educational barriers and financial illiteracy. Successful graduates increase their incomes and maintain permanent housing. BARN’s rapid re-housing program works with homeless families to move them into permanent housing as quickly as possible. BARN provides case management and temporary financial assistance to families to insure they develop the skills needed to remain in their homes and avoid future homelessness.
BARN thanks our sponsors for making this event successful. Major sponsors are NOVEC, Wine Energy, Mary Ann Ghadban, Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, US Foods, Apple Federal Credit Union, John Latham of Re/Max Commercial, My Plumber, Dr. Sid and Melissa Hamid, Ed & Joann Spall and Evergreen Country Club.
For more information on BARN’s programs and services contact Colin Davis, MSW, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-369-1325.