Calvary Women’s Services Receives over $32,000 from DAVIS Construction to Empower Homeless Women in Washington DC

Left to right: Kate Attilio of DAVIS Construction and member of Calvary’s Board of Directors, Kris Thompson CEO of Calvary Women’s Services, and representatives from the American Heart Association

Washington, DC – Calvary Women’s Services has received a generous donation of more than $32,000 from DAVIS Construction as part of their sixth annual charity golf tournament. The event took place at the Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, MD.

136 participants representing 36 subcontractor and industry partners, along with the help of generous sponsors, raised over $65,000 for two nonprofit partners: Calvary Women’s Services and American Heart Association. Previous nonprofit recipients at past charity golf tournaments include Warrior Canine Connection, Nonprofit Village, Special Olympics DC, and Jubilee Support Alliance’s Jubilee Housing.

Speaking at the conclusion of the tournament, Matt Weirich, Vice President at DAVIS and Golf Tournament Chair, said “We are proud to partner with these organizations. DAVIS and our employees have a deep connection to their missions, and it’s very meaningful to be able to support their important work that benefits our communities.

According to Kris Thompson, Calvary’s Chief Executive Officer, “At Calvary Women’s Services, we’re committed to empowering homeless women in Washington, DC to transform their lives and live independently. We’re so grateful to DAVIS for their support in ensuring that women have the resources they need to achieve their goals.

This fall, Calvary will be opening a new housing program called Reach Up. The program will grow Calvary’s capacity by 80%, allowing the organization to serve more women working to overcome their homelessness.

ABOUT Calvary Women’s Services: Calvary Women’s Services empowers homeless women in Washington, DC, to transform their lives through housing, health, education, and employment programs. Each woman who comes through Calvary’s doors has unique needs. With the right services and trauma-informed care, women are empowered to make lasting changes in their lives. Calvary is committed to providing these services in Wards 7 and 8, neighborhoods with the highest poverty rates in the District.

With over 35 years of experience, Calvary’s model has been proven to work: 90% of the women who move from Calvary into their own homes end their homelessness for good.

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Reporters may contact: David Lothamer, 202-678-2341 ext. 223, dlothamer@calvaryservices.org

Kris Thompson concludes her remarks during the golf tournament’s dinner and awards ceremony.

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