"Winston Salem, NC – Next week, hundreds of people with gather at Bridger Field House for the 4th Annual Heroes for the Homeless awards breakfast hosted by the Bethesda Center. The event began as a way to honor several individuals who played major roles in founding the Bethesda Center 29 years ago. Now, Heroes for the Homeless brings together community members who are devoted to empowering the less fortunate to recognize individuals and organizations in the community who have committed resources, time, and energy to supporting the homeless population in Forsyth County. This year’s honorees include Mr. Alan Caldwell, Mrs. Caroline Stopyra, Love & Faith Christian Fellowship, and the City of Winston-Salem Community and Business Development Department. These four award winners have shown outstanding leadership and innovation in serving the homeless in our community.
Heroes for the Homeless will take place September 15, 2016 at 7:30am at Bridger Field House at BB&T Field. Attendees will enjoy a buffet style breakfast and receive inspirational messages from former shelter residents as well as this year’s Keynote speaker, Rev. Touré Marshall, Sr. Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church here in Winston-Salem. Individual Tickets are $35 or you can reserve a table for 10 for $500. Proceeds from tickets, table reservations, and sponsorships help support the Bethesda Center and their mission to help the Homeless “BStrong365” day a year. Ticket and tables can be purchased at the Bethesda Center or online at www.bethesdacenter.org.
For updates on the event and to learn what’s happening at the shelter, you can connect with Bethesda on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BethesdaCTR.
About Bethesda Center
The Bethesda Center for the Homeless is the leading provider of shelter and services for homeless men and women in the Winston-Salem Community.
The mission of the Bethesda Center is to reduce homelessness in our community by providing temporary shelter and support services that result in independent living for adults.
Bethesda Center helps to improve the lives of Winston-Salem’s homeless men and women by providing shelter and housing stabilization services with intensive case management. Bethesda Center is the only day shelter in the community and the only emergency night shelter that serves men and women. Bethesda Center provides supportive services with special emphasis on the chronically homeless, regardless of anyone’s personal situations.
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