June 10, 2022

Union Mission Hosts Annual Raising Hope Event to Benefit Emergency Housing Programs

Timothy D. Roberts

Union Mission hosted its 7th Annual Raising Hope at the Savannah Convention Center. The event was presented by Oliver Maner LLP and Nine Line Apparel and emceed by Rabbi Robert Haas, Leader of Congregation Mickve Israel. Special honorary sponsors included The Sarah Mills Hodge Foundation and Parker’s. The evening began with a cocktail reception featuring Jeremy Davis & the Equinox Jazz Trio and travel silent auction items, followed by dinner. “The funds raised from Raising Hope are vital to assisting those who are ready to leave homelessness behind for good,” said William Hunter, Presenting Sponsor and Partner at Oliver Maner. “Raising Hope will help Union Mission continue to provide comprehensive supportive services to give people the tools they need to rebuild their lives.” The program featured Keynote Speaker Douglas Brinkley, an American Historian and Best-Selling Author. He is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Brinkley works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards, museums, colleges and historical societies. 

About Union Mission: Union Mission has cared for Savannah’s homeless community for more than 80 years offering emergency, transitional and permanent housing solutions to those in need. Union Mission also collaborates with the community’s network of service providers to make comprehensive, wrap-around supportive services, such as mental health counseling and culinary arts job training available to all homeless persons in the community. The mission of Union Mission is: to partner with people to end their homelessness through housing and supportive services. For more information on how to support Union Mission, contact Michael Traynor, President & CEO, at mtraynor@unionmission.org or (912) 238-2777 or visit www.unionmission.org

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