Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin spent the days before Christmas serving the needy in Virginia.

Starting at The Lamb Center in Fairfax December 20, Youngkin worked his way across the Commonwealth and also spent time at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Richmond and the Food bank of Southeastern Virginia & Eastern Shore in the Hampton Roads region.

It was the first time Youngkin had ever volunteered at The Lamb Center, according to Tara Ruszkowski, interim director of The Lamb Center. The governor-elect spent about 45 minutes serving breakfast and another 30 minutes touring the center where he asked questions about their services and needs, she said.

The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in homeless shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness in Fairfax. The center provides breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry service and a host of other services, according to their website. The center averages between 65 and 90 guests per day, but approximately 75 guests were served December 20, said Ruskowski.

“When Governor-elect Youngkin heard we are looking for dentists to support our onsite clinic, he gave a shout out to the dental community,” she said. “The dental community responded in a big way and we are deeply grateful for the governor-elect’s help.”

Youngkin wrapped up his visit by thanking volunteers and staff for the compassionate and caring atmosphere at The Lamb Center.

“This is a chance for all of us as Virginians to recognize that at a time when we’re giving lots of gifts, the best gift we can give is to each other,” said Youngkin.


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