One Year at Good Hope Road with Peter

peter saccoAs you may have read in yesterday’s blog post, our move to Good Hope Road was no small endeavor for our residents, staff, volunteers, and other friends. Peter, a dedicated overnight volunteer at Calvary since 2012, spent a significant amount of time at our old location on 5th street, and recalls here his first impressions of our new home.

What was your first impression of our new home at Good Hope Road?

The move was definitely a big step in the right direction for Calvary. The hot water stopped working during the last few week in the old building, so all the women and the volunteers had to take cold showers in the morning. When I first saw the new Good Hope Road building, I was very impressed. The new location is functional and inviting!

What’s your favorite thing about our  new space?

I know it sounds minimal, but it would be having a full size mattress to sleep on. I’m an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and have done my fare share of camping and sleeping on the group, however the upgrade from a sleeping pad to a full mattress was great.

Has the new building changed your experiences as a volunteer?

The new building has served as a visible example of the great work that Calvary carries out for the homeless women of DC. The fresh colors, warm interiors, and open spaces show Calvary’s dedication to its residents. Seeing the women benefiting from the new building has been a very uplifting experience.

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