Select Business Network (SBN) Lends Charitable Support to House of Mercy

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( — July 27, 2015) Warrenton, VA — Select Business Network (SBN), a locally based group of business owners, presented House of Mercy with a donation check last week in an effort to give back to the Prince William County area community. The business group continues to collect canned goods to help support the charity’s food bank on a weekly basis. This is SBN’s pilot charitable endeavor, and it’s a practice the group hopes will grow in the future.


As SBN President Bob Oveissi notes, “House of Mercy is a wonderful entity in that it helps the local community in fighting hunger by offering free food and clothing for over 100 families per week.  They also offer educational services to improve a family’s situation . . . and they utilize volunteerism to give back to the community.  We’re proud to be a contributor to this worthwhile local non-profit!”


House of Mercy, based in Manassas, is currently headed by its Executive Director, Ann Cimini. Cimini has a diverse background that is useful to non-profits, including a long history as a project manager and writer. Under her guidance, the charitable organization has made a significant impact on the community with its food pantry, adult education, emergency assistance, and more. The good work performed by House of Mercy immediately drew SBN’s attention as John Baker of All Star HVAC and V.P. of SBN remembers: “After meeting with Ann it was easy to see that we as a group needed to help House of Mercy. This is the first of many causes that SBN will be supporting.”


SBN members had little difficulty in deciding on a charity most deserving of their support and are eager to continue giving back to the community and also House of Mercy. “I am very proud the Select Business Network is able to assist the House of Mercy’s mission of worldwide humanitarian assistance though their Passport to Hope,” says Steve Fahar of Molly Maids and Secretary of SBN. “In doing so – SBN has adopted and applied the House of Mercy’s motto of ‘Mercy is a verb’ in our personal and business lives.”


For more information on the programs House of Mercy offers to Prince William County families and individuals in need, call Ann Cimini at 703-659-1636. You can also make monetary, non-perishable food, and clothing donations in person at the charity’s home base at 8170 Flannery Ct in Manassas, VA or arrange a drop-off of canned goods to SBN.

About Select Business Network

Select Business Network (SBN) is comprised of local business owners and strives to create and nurture the bond between them. In this way, local businesses can refer clients to each other and generally promote the professional efforts of other members of the group. It also works to strengthen the local community as a whole through charitable endeavors.

Select Business Network

P.O. Box 861467
Warrenton, VA 20187
United States