Of all the events sponsored by Liberty, my favorite is the annual Reaching Home Awards and Celebration. Presented by the Partnership for Strong Communities, it gathers everyone who is involved in the campaign to end homelessness in our state and honors a select few whose contributions to the fight have been extraordinary. This year’s event, like others, was virtual; but it still captured the warmth, commitment, and fellowship that have marked this celebration since its beginning in
Like pretty much all events in these days of COVID, this year’s Reaching Home Awards presentation was held online. Four absolutely amazing human beings were honored:
You can read more about the awardees here.
In addition to the award presentations, Amanda Andere of Funders Together to End Homelessness offered a keynote filled with heartfelt observations on the connections between racism and homelessness and a stirring call to action to put an end to both.
We all know that virtual events can be a snore. The 2020 Reaching Home Awards and Celebration was anything but. I signed off feeling joyful and uplifted to be a small part of a community of incredible people who will stop at nothing to eradicate homelessness from our state–and proud to be part of an organization that helps them to do it.
Congratulations to the award winners, and to our friends at PSC who put the celebration together. You left all of us charged up and ready to continue the fight. Thank you!