The Safe Haven Project: A New Old Town Strong Initiative
Press release from Manassas City Councilwoman Theresa Coates Ellis….
Manassas, Virginia, July 6--On Saturday, July 4, Old Town Strong and City Councilwoman Theresa Coates Ellis kicked-off a brand new initiative, “The Safe Haven Project,” with a beer release at Sinistral Brewing Company in Manassas, VA.
The Safe Haven Project is raising critical funding and necessary resources to renovate and remodel a visitation room in the City of Manassas. The visitation room is used as a transitional space for children in foster care. The room is in need of renovation and redorating. A contribution of $2.00 from each 4-pack of Sinistral’s newest brew, “Old Town Strong True American Pilsner” will directly benefit the project.
Katie and Tony Finley, Manassas Asphalt Inc., visited to launch the initiative with a kind contribution for The Safe Haven Project. Looking for a new way to give back since their last fundraising efforts, Old Town Strong President Greg Cook reached out to Councilwoman Ellis in search of engagement opportunities in the community.
Ellis said, “After reviewing several needs and projects and budgets together, we came up with the, ‘The Safe Haven Project,’ to directly impact children in a positive way. The goal is to create a safe, and welcoming visitation room for the children in foster care.”
Children can spend hours visiting this space. Funding for The Safe Haven Project will make it possible to create a warm and inviting space, with a fresh look, and upgraded furniture. We are excited about the visual plans being created with our volunteers.
There are a number of ways to get involved and help by visiting OldTownStrong.com.
After the completion of The Safe Haven Project, Old Town Strong looks to expand partnerships and continue to engage with the local community for future initiatives in the City of Manassas, VA.