United Housing Connections & the SEARCHlight Initiative Host Virtual Humanitarian Award Event
With Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, November 15th - 22nd, United Housing Connections (UHC) and the SEARCHlight Initiative consider this week the perfect opportunity to highlight Deb Richardson-Moore, and her unyielding devotion to serving the homeless in our community.
The inaugural 2020 Humanitarian Award, presented by the SEARCHlight Initiative, honors those dedicated to ending homelessness and will shine a spotlight on Deb’s passion for housing for those living the experience.
“The selection of Deb for this honor was an easy decision,” remarked Lorain Crowl, UHC’s CEO. “For 15 years, Deb has been an incredible leader, mentor and friend to our citizens experiencing homelessness in Greenville. She has shown us all - by example, what the word ‘serve’ really means.”
Over 3,000 people were identified as having experienced homelessness in Greenville County in 2019 and Greenville has a shortage of available affordable housing for them. The need for more housing and services to accommodate Greenville’s most vulnerable citizens has been the lifelong work of Deb Richardson-Moore, former Executive Director & Pastor of Triune Mercy Center.
Speakers during UHC’s 2020 Humanitarian Award include Mayor Knox White, Jim Carroll of the SEARCHlight Initiative and Lorain Crowl, CEO of UHC. The event will spotlight Deb’s commitment to ensuring Church Street Place at Poe Mill (a UHC project that will provide 36 units of housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and suffering with a disability) is built.
Hundreds of supporters and community leaders are expected to attend this event virtually.
• What: United Housing Connections’ 2020 Humanitarian Award honoring Deb Richardson-Moore
• When: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
• Register: FREE virtual event open to the public via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-humanitarian-award-reception-tickets-120098627227
About United Housing Connections: United Housing Connections (UHC) is where compassion meets action. UHC is a nonprofit organization that connects people at-risk for or currently experiencing homelessness with safe, sustainable, and affordable homes. They work to promote and preserve the dignity and quality of life for all citizens in Upstate, South Carolina.
About the SEARCHlight Initiative: The SEARCHlight Initiative was founded to help create housing solutions for Greenville’s homeless population. The initiative evolved out of a class at Furman University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), organized by retiree Jim Carroll, with the help of local experts, to educate members on the homeless crisis in Greenville.
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