Join Union Mission for an uplifting and enlightening evening at the 5th Annual Raising Hope event on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:00pm at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel. The featured keynote speaker will be Michelle Norris, who is the Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Growth Strategies for National Church Residences of Columbus, Ohio.
National Church Residences is the nation’s largest provider of affordable senior housing focusing on issues of housing and homelessness. They are proactively engaged in the effort to preserve and expand the nations dwindling supply of affordable housing stock by actively engaging in preservation efforts including local locations like Sisters Court and Telfair Arms Apartments and through new construction efforts like Ash Branch Crossing in Pembroke, Georgia.
This year’s event, presented by Nine Line Apparel and Oliver Maner LLP, will be emceed by Rabbi Robert Haas, leader of Congregation Mickve Israel. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm.
Raising Hope is Union Mission’s largest fundraiser and will be chaired by Christine Fournier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Joselove Filson Advertising and Landings Company Realtor and Union Mission Board Member, Ginna Carroll. All proceeds from the signature fundraising event will support the mission of Union Mission: Partnering with people to end their homelessness through housing and supportive services.
Since 1937, Union Mission has grown from a small soup kitchen to a multi-facility organization serving the homeless population of the greater Savannah area. Today, Union Mission provides emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, mental and behavioral health services, support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and employment and educational services. Through our programs, individuals and families acquire the tools they need to lift themselves out of homelessness and into a brighter future.