PHOTOS: Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe Serves at Embry Rucker Shelter on Thanksgiving

Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, his wife Dorothy and other family members volunteered at Embry Rucker Community Shelter on Thanksgiving.

Terry McAuliffe, who will become Virginia's 72nd governor in January 2014, spent part of Thanksgiving Day at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, along with his wife Dorothy, on Thanksgiving Day. 

The facility is a 70-bed residential shelter in Reston sponsored by nonprofit social services organization Cornerstones, formerly Reston Interfaith. It provides safe emergency housing for families, single men and women and helps its residents transition to stable housing. 

The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and employs 20 full-time staff members, several part-time staff and is served by more than 400 volunteers. 

Its services include child care, medical assistance, nutritious meals, a nurse on staff and financial counseling, employment counseling, children's tutoring, affordable housing consultations and drop-in access to hot meals, laundry machines, and shower facilities for unsheltered homeless people.


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John Lovaas December 05, 2013 at 07:16 AM
Welcome Governor McAuliffe, to Reston and to an excellent shelter run by CORNERSTONES. Glad you got to meet Jackie who does a great job cooking and supervising the volunteers who help with food service. The shelter has done a good job, so far, continuing despite reduced support from the County and recently some drop in private in- kind contributions even as the numbers of people in need have risen. We look forward to a more caring administration in Richmond!


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