Friday, May 12, 2017

ECHO Rotary Presentation

Barb Jump, President of ECHO - Essex County Homeless Organization - receives the Rotary trophy glass from President Joe Wolfinger as a thank you for her heartfelt presentation on the needs of the Essex County homeless population. Currently located 20 miles away in Loretto, Upper Essex, the ECHO board favors a move of the homeless facilities to Tappahannock where the need is most acute and the volunteer assistance is much more plentiful. Certainly the homeless population is centered in Tappahannock as there are warm places for them to go during the day. Barb and the ECHO board are seeking to acquire vacant property or repurpose a facility locally and are spearheading a campaign to set up the "Gregory House" for the homeless named after the late Dr John Gregory whose service to the community was in the spirit of the Rotary Club motto service before self. Barb and the ECHO board seeks to fund raise and inspire the over 100 churches and civic organizations in Essex and Richmond county to coordinate with county government and participate in the creation of this local ECHO facility.

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