Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 2014 Gala for Hope in Asheville on February 22, 2014.  Approximately 240 people attended event in Asheville and raised $84,000 for programs in Asheville.  The funds collected will be able to provide services to those most vulnerable in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Contributions last year provided:

622 direct bi-lingual counseling services to help save marriages, improve parenting skills, and help individuals facing depression, anxiety and trauma-related issues.
170 pregnancy support and adoption services to protect and nurture life.
156 refugees from 8 different countries received services to ease
the transition in becoming self-sustaining members of their communities.
755 immigration services, including citizenship workshops.
100,607 lbs. of food and supplies to 2,922 people. Half were vulnerable children and the elderly.
1,154 people with 1,157 bags of clothing including coats, so that all family members could stay warm this winter.

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors for helping us reach for our goal of $90,000.

Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort Asheville
Mr. George O. Pfaff

Dr. Felix & Mrs. Linda Sarubbi
Preferred Properties of Asheville
Preferred Storage

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care

Wells Fargo Bank
Brown Properties, Inc.

Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Knights of Columbus NC District 16
Mark D. Scheiderich, DMD PA
Fresh Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta, Inc.

It was a fun, spirited night with entertainment provided by local jazz and blues singer Kat Williams.  Advisory Board member Claudia Graham was the Master of Ceremonies.  The Reverend Monsignor Mauricio W. West, Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese of Charlotte, provided the welcome and blessing.  Michele Sheppard, Western Regional Office Director, presented the Spirit of Hope Award to Jane McNeil.  The Call to Give was given by the Reverend Dr. Michael Zboyovski, Deacon from the Parish of St. Eugene.







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