Burien women’s shelter to hold annual dinner
On Saturday, March 5th Hospitality House is having its annual Spring Fling Buffet Dinner.
This year it is being held at Highline Community College Student Union, 2400 S. 240th St. in Des Moines. The doors open at 6 p.m. The tickets are $50. Tickets may be purchased by calling 206-242-1860 or at Hospitality House’s website http://www.hospitalityhousesouthking.org/2011springfling.html.
Hospitality House is a homeless women’s shelter, located at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church in Burien.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Erin Hennessey, news director of KPLU FM radio. Mary Magdalene Choir of Seattle will provide music. The church of Mary Magdalene is a Christian community of homeless and formally homeless people. There will be a silent auction of Beds for Boats as well as a Raise the Paddle auction.
This year marks the shelter’s 10-year anniversary. In the 10 years, over 700 women have been served, and over 45,000 bed nights with an equal number of home-prepared evening meals were delivered. Residents, with staff assistance, prepared detailed weekly plans to take them from homelessness to stable housing and hope.