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National Alliance to End Homelessness Honors Mo Vaughn, Sen. Patty Murray, and others for fighting h
Press Releases | April 22, 2010April 23, 2010
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National Alliance to End Homelessness Honors Mo Vaughn, Sen. Patty Murray, and others for fighting homelessness
UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Unite also honored
Washington, DC – Former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman Mo Vaughn and Sen. Patty Murray were among those the National Alliance to End Homelessness honored today for their efforts to prevent and end homelessness in the United States. UNITY of Greater New Orleans and Virgin Mobile were the other honorees.
"Every year, we pause to acknowledge the leaders in the field," said Nan Roman, president of the Alliance. "This year, we have the opportunity to honor four luminaries – people taking bold new steps, facing the hardest challenges, advancing the best solutions."
Of the many leaders worthy of recognition, the Alliance chose the following awardees:"
Roman discussed the significance of contribution these leaders have offered the homeless assistance field, and the importance of preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
"These leaders have proven that through innovation, creativity, and steadfast commitment to the cause, we can make progress on the greatest social challenges facing our country," said Roman. "This is the example is what we aspire to tonight. This is what we honor, the persistent hope of a country without homelessness. This is what ending homelessness looks like."