Saturday, August 16, 2008

Help Us With Affordable Housing, Please

Here is what I wrote to the Republican Party yesterday. I've also written to the Democratic Party.

I’ve been writing to many people including Wally Covington, Bob Marshall and Chuck Colgan. Also wrote to Koons of Manassas and others. I've contacted Manassas Journal Messenger, Bull Run Observer, and Linton Hall News for ad space.

Please feel free to donate! Contact me at
I am working on a Silent Auction (with a twist) for Catholics for Housing (CFH), a local charity. I was hoping someone from your committee would consider making a donation.

The auction will help CFH increase affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income households in Northern Virginia; households include individuals, families, the elderly and the disabled.

CFH’s most recently completed project was Linton Hall Manor in Bristow where 19 “hometown heroes” (teachers, police, and fire fighters) were able to become first-time homeowners in the community in which they serve. (Previously they were “priced out” of their own communities).

The CFH silent auction will be held via the CFH website with bid items listed and photos of special items posted to view by bidders. Bid sheets are also available on the website. Silent Auction donors and the donated items for bid will also be in CFH newsletters and other promotional materials. This is a great way for local businesses and groups to get advertising and acknowledgement.

Donors will also be invited to attend the CFH Linton Hall Manor closing celebration, to include the silent auction, on Saturday, September 13, 2008 between 1:00-3:00 p.m. It would be great to see someone from your group at this event!

Please let me know what you think and what other information you might need.

And if you could pass this on, I would appreciate it!


Katherine Gotthardt
Bristow, VA
CFH Silent Auction Volunteer

Catholics for Housing
10056 Dean Drive
Manassas, VA 20110-4115
(703) 330-1541

–The vision of CFH is to enhance the lives of those they serve by providing a stable housing situation. Many of these individuals have been or are at-risk of becoming homeless and are in the low to moderate income bracket. Among CFH programs are Edie Streett Security Deposit Assistance; Virginia Ely Senior Rental Assistance, Affordable Rental Units; CFH also develops programs to assist low to moderate income first time home buyers.–
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