“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens
Mr. Knutson has been active in HomeAid Northern Virginia since its inception in 2001 and currently serves as a Life Director on the HomeAid Board. Mr. Knutson and members of the Knutson Companies team have served as the Building Captain for these two great causes.
• Women Giving Back (WGB) celebrated the expansion of its Sterling store in 2016. The WGB store doubled the size of its facility through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia. The 13,000 square foot facility in Sterling, Virginia serves over 7,000 women and children in our area. The WGB mission is more than just clothes – their committed volunteers provide personal service and uplifting interaction in a unique boutique-like atmosphere, focused on helping women with self-confidence that enable them to achieve independence. The Knutson Companies is dedicated to giving back to the community and served as the Building Captain on this expansion project. Knutson is a co-founder of HomeAid Northern Virginia, a coalition of developers and contractors in the region that has completed more than 100 community projects valued at more than $13.5 million during the past 15 years. “Everyone should feel good about what they are doing through Women Giving Back and HomeAid,” Knutson said. “We are very proud to be associated with these two organizations.”
• Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) unveiled its newly renovated lobby and “client choice” food selection room at an April 2018 celebration. The upgrades include a separate lobby for customers and a wide hallway that can better house food items for choice selection, giving families more autonomy over their selections, more privacy while they shop, and – as a result – more dignity while receiving food from Loudoun Hunger Relief’s distribution site. The renovated space was designed, constructed, outfitted and finished completely through efforts of HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders. Knutson Companies served as the Builder Captain on this project. Along with construction trade partners they contributed labor and resources to the LHR renovation. “We were very excited to be a part of this building project,” Knutson said. “Loudoun Hunger Relief is another outstanding organization that is changing the lives of those who live in our community.”