At the Lions dinner meeting on May 17, 2016, Mrs. Kelly Johnson talked about the Lamb Center operations: about 31,000 guest visits each year – about 106 guests per day. And, guest numbers are increasing. It opened in 1992 to serve the poor and homeless in central Fairfax. With the support of about 100 local churches, It is a daytime drop-in shelter offering hot meals, showers, haircuts, laundry, and a variety of counselors. It is a place where someone knows each guest’s name and cares about them. The Center has raised over $4 million to purchase their new facility which offers much more space for guest care, training, and storage. The visiting nurse will even have an office. Kelly said Fairfax Lions might consider 3 things to help: support with prayer, volunteer – June 26 open house is a great start point, and consider attending the October fund raising dinner.
Fairfax Lions donated charity funds this year to the Center, and it will likely be a budget decision for next year.