Annual Awards Ceremony in Two Weeks!

written by naehblog
April 8, 2010

I am happy to share that the Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony is two weeks from today! This exciting event, taking place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, will celebrate solutions to ending homelessness and the people that make those solutions a reality.

We are happy to honor the following individuals and organizations for their great work:

Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Unite for their focus on youth homelessness, introducing ground-breaking initiatives to raise awareness, increase volunteerism, and provide critical resources to local agencies throughout the United States.

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) who has been instrumental in securing much-needed funding for homeless programs at the federal level. She has also spearheaded countless efforts to help homeless veterans as well as provide rapid re-housing for families experiencing homelessness.

UNITY of Greater New Orleans for being a leader in the battle to end homelessness in New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, the organization has reached into the streets and hurricane-ravaged buildings of the city to find and house thousands of the community’s most vulnerable residents.

Maurice “Mo” Vaughn who is building affordable housing and strengthening communities in New York. The former MLB star is the co-founder of OMNI New York LLC, a development company that has built over 3,000 units of affordable housing.

Other highlights: Senior PBS Correspondent Judy Woodruff will serve as the night’s emcee and Grammy-nominated musician Mighty Sam McClain will provide entertainment.

And aside from the highlights – this is an important event. It brings together so many people – federal lawmakers, local officials, grassroots activists, direct service providers – everyone involved in the grand scheme to bring assistance to our nation’s most vulnerable residents. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the mission that brings us together: to end homelessness for all in our country.

It promises to be an important evening – so mark your calendar and plan on joining us at the Kennedy Center on April 22nd at 7:30pm. For full details and to purchase tickets, check out the event website.

I hope to see you there!