Samaritan House is a local charity that provides emergency temporary shelter to homeless families in Virginia Beach and throughout the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. It also offers much-needed support services to victims of domestic violence. Many people in the community came together recently to support a charitable fundraiser to benefit Samaritan House. Called the Prudential Cares Fundraiser, it was an evening of good food, live music, fun and fundraising at Grumpy’s Bar & Grill in Virginia Beach.
As a leading Hampton Roads heating and air conditioning, plumbing and electrical contractor and active member of the Hampton Roads community, American Mechanical welcomed this opportunity to be a Golden Hammer Sponsor at the event. Our friends at Prudential Town Realty Property Management have adopted Samaritan House as the focus of their annual charitable and volunteer efforts and we wanted to join them in supporting this cause.
Larissa Sutherland, education and outreach coordinator for Samaritan House in Virginia Beach, reports that the Prudential Cares event was a success, raising more than $15,000 for Samaritan House.
This was an excellent example of a business community coming together in support of a non-profit organization, Sutherland said recently. All of the companies that contributed to this Samaritan House fundraiser show an investment in their community beyond simply the services that they provide, and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity, particularly when our needs are increasing and our funding is decreasing. The financial contribution that American Mechanical made with their Golden Hammer sponsorship will help us provide a family with shelter for one month. The ongoing partnership with Prudential has connected us with other socially responsible companies that show concern for the needs of people in our community, and we couldn’t be happier to include them as our partners.
Samaritan House is able to accommodate about 100 people a night in 11 shelters and transitional housing units throughout Virginia Beach. About 60 of those 100 people are children.
If you or someone you know is in need of their services, visit the Samaritan House website at http://samaritanhouseva.org or call their 24-hour crisis hotline at (757) 430-2120.