Christmas dinner for Loudoun homeless

The Loudoun Chapter of the Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia provided Christmas dinner for families and individuals residing at the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter in Leesburg. With funds raised at their Dec. 19 meeting, CBN purchased the meals from Mama Lucci's Restaurant in Leesburg for delivery to the shelter.

"We all are so blessed in the Washington area," said Shawn McGowan, CBN Loudoun Chapter chairman and parishioner of St. John the Apostle Church in Leesburg. "Often we forget there are those who struggle to make ends meet and have trouble feeding their families."

The Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter is a 44-bed facility for single men, women and families operated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake.

"We are truly thankful for the support of our community and organizations like CBN," said shelter Program Director Elizabeth Hodge. "Partnerships like this help us make Christmas possible for the families we serve."

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015