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Williamsburg emergency shelter asks for donations on Hampton Roads Giving Day

Members of Williamsburg United Methodist Church with a client of 3e Restoration. (Courtesy of 3e Restoration)

A local emergency shelter that helps the homeless find a stable place to live is now asking for help.

3e Restoration, a nonprofit that strives to end the cycles of poverty and homelessness, is trying to raise money for its Restoration Place.

The Restoration Place is a 24/7 emergency shelter composed of two remodeled rooms, according to 3e’s newsletter. It serves as a temporary dwelling for homeless people, where guests can work with 3e and partner churches to transition to a permanent home.

The 3e team is asking for donations Tuesday as part of the fifth annual Hampton Roads Giving Day, a day dedicated to increasing donations, awareness and support for nonprofits throughout southeast Virginia. Hampton Roads Giving Day is organized by Give Local 757, an organization that encourages philanthropy.

Give Local 757 said they have helped raise more than $1.8 million since its founding in 2014.

Participants in Hampton Roads Giving Day are asked to donate $10 or more to a cause or charity of their choice.

3e Restoration is asking for funding through Give Local 757, and it may qualify for cash prizes from sponsors if it reaches certain fundraising goals.

Williamsburg Christian Church Pastor and 3e board of directors member Fred Liggin said in an email he is hoping for the Nifty Fifty prize for organizations that receive donations from all 50 states.

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