Shelter From the Storm Breakfast
Friday, November 2, 2012, more than 230 prominent Northern Nevadans gathered at Volunteers of America Northern Nevada's inaugural Shelter from the Storm fundraising breakfast.
Pat Cashell kicked off the morning by sharing his journey back from addiction and homelessness and the impact it left on his family. Watch the video of his moving story below:
Leo McFarland, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada shared his vision of ending homelessness by providing more than emergency shelter for families and individuals. Hear his vision below:
In his moving film, Kent Lacin showcased several homeless families and their determination to create a better life for their children. The short film can be seen in its entirety here:
Then you would have heard the powerful story of a single mom, Stephanie, who one day found herself 8 months pregnant and homeless. To hear her amazing road to independence watch the video below.
If you missed Friday’s breakfast, you can still help us fill the $650,000 gap in funding for these important life-saving programs. Please consider helping us meet this goal in order to get closer to our vision of ending homelessness, supporting the most vulnerable and transforming our community into a healthier, safer place to live and raise our children. A printable pledge form can be found by clicking here. Simply print, complete and mail the form to Sandy Isham, Volunteers of America Northern Nevada, 335 Record Street, Suite 227, Reno, NV 89512. You can also scan and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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