The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome this week's guest speaker, Vickie Koth, Executive Director for Good Shepherd Alliance.
 
 
The Good Shepherd Alliance came into existence when a pastor began taking homeless people into his own home over twenty years ago. The first year he took in over 14 homeless youth, working with the local Sheriffs department. This began the process of organizing the community in establishing the first organized homeless shelter called Loudoun County Emergency Housing Alliance. This predecessor to The Good Shepherd Alliance began raising funds to house the homeless for a short time at a local area motel. Area developers then became involved by allowing use of vacant residences in the spirit of mutual responsibility in addressing this problem. 
 
http://www.goodshepherdalliance.org/HistoryofGSA.html