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Rebuilding a Winter Shelter

Kevin Giambi and Peter Robinson chat about the upcoming sports season before resuming painting the trim at the A-SPAN shelter.

Kevin Giambi and Peter Robinson chat about the upcoming sports season before resuming painting the trim at the A-SPAN shelter. LOUISE KRAFFT

— Washington Capitals alumnus and Hall of Fame honoree Rod Langway along with Bullets alumnus Bob Dandridge volunteered to work with the 40-plus staff members of Monumental Sports & Entertainment in helping refurbish a winter shelter for the homeless in Arlington on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Walls were painted, furniture was assembled, clothing racks were adjusted and affixed to the walls. The Emergency Winter Shelter is operated by Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) and provides seasonal winter shelter Nov. 1 through March 31. The shelter is located in a county-owned building at 2049 15th Street North (Courthouse area). Other facilities have been designated to handle overflow in the event of extremely severe weather.