Friday's Heroes: Mary House

9 News Now -- Feb 21,2011

For most of us, charity is something extra, something you sqeeze in if there's excess time or money. But for at least one D.C. couple, it has been a way of life and hundreds of families are grateful.

Millenials Serving Children at Mary House, D.C.

Two Elizabeths: Graff and Niarhos. Emily Buchan. Celita Pope. Amelia Willoughby. Five millenials. They could be at the mall. Or figuring out how to make more money. Instead, they are all spending time as AmericCorps volunteers. With them is Alex Brecht, AmeriCorps Site Director for Washington DC. AmeriCorps is dedicated to addressing local needs in “six priority areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.”

Refugee Status, Pro Bono Lawyers, & Regional Coordination Among Recommendations from Norton Meeting with Latino Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that the meeting today with her District of Columbia Congressional Latino Council (CLC) and other D.C. Latino leaders produced several important recommendations that the District and the region should take into account, considering the large proportion of residents from Central American countries from which children are fleeing – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The District, Rhode Island and Los Angeles have the three largest Central American populations in the United States, including close to 60,000 living in the District. The leaders at today’s meeting recommended:

Shelter from the Storm

With help from the Holy Cross Club of Washington, D.C., Mary House is changing lives.  This article was originally published in the Holy Cross Magazine, Fall 2000 By Margret LeRoux.

The Murphys: Ordinary People

This article was originally published in the Washington Post on November 29, 1999.

By Megan Rosenfeld
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, November 29, 1999

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