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Photo Gallery | Redskins Players Hand Out Johnny Rockets Thanksgiving Meals at Local Homeless Shelter

The residents of Loudoun Homeless Services Center received a special treat today for Thanksgiving: a visit from two Washington Redskins players and a Thanksgiving meal from Johnny Rockets. Redskins Ryan Torain and Jammal Brown passed out meals composed of turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, and apple pies to families at the shelter this afternoon. They mingled with the residents and signed autographs before the families ate their Thanksgiving dinner. Approximately 50 men, women, and children enjoyed the special event today and were grateful this Thanksgiving for the chance to meet some Redskins players and enjoy a warm, delicious meal.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Loudoun Homeless Services Center is a 44-bed shelter with an 89-day program on one side, and a 2 year long transition program on the opposite end. There is also a Drop in Center that is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for clients to use for a shower, to get a hot meal, and wash their laundry. The Cold Weather Shelter opened on November 15th and will run through March 31st for over-night stays from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.

Helen Richardson, the Senior Program Director of the Loudoun Homeless Services Center, said that the shelter is always looking for more volunteers and donations. They can use office supplies, household supplies, personal car items, baby items, medical supplies, winter clothing, and food. The shelter is located at 19520 Meadowview Court in Leesburg, Virgina and can be reached at (571) 258-3033.