Alfred-Washburn Center

Helping the Homeless in Pensacola, FL since 2000

Arson Suspected

December 24, 2013

The Florida State fire Marshal’s Office posted a sign at the Alfred-Washburn Center (AWC) yesterday announcing that they suspect the fire that destroyed the service building on the evening of December 9, 2013 was arson. It is hard to believe that someone would intentionally destroy a building that has served as a “home” to the communities’ homeless for 13 years. If you have any information about the person or persons who may have set the fire, please contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office Arson Control at 453-7803 or (877) 662-7766.

As we enter the joyful Season of Christmas, please keep the homeless in your prayers. Many will find no room in local shelters and will spend Christmas outside in homemade shelters just as Jesus did when Mary and Joseph did not find room in the inn. If you would like to assist the AWC in rebuilding the Center’s service building please send your donations to PO Box 17062, Pensacola, Florida 32522 or visit our web page at and donate via PayPal. Please help us to quickly and fully reopen our doors. Thank you in advance for your generosity. The volunteers at the AWC wish you a Blessed and Joyful Christmas Season.