Despite the sun shining it brightest this afternoon, The Bridge showed its stuff with an outdoor kick-off of its 10th anniversary celebration. It was a true coming together of people like former Mayor Laura Miller, who years ago recognized the need for a 24-hour homeless shelter that did more than provide a safe place to stay. The founders were bound and determined to make it an opportunity for the homeless to have the resources to transition into homebodies.
Bit of trivia: Democrat Laura attributed much of the birthing of the project to Republican President George W. Bush. Collaboration is always the key to success and The Bridge is a perfect example.
It was also an occasion when people like Mayor Mike (“The Homeless Czar”) Rawlings, The Bridge Board Chair Lynn McBee, Director Jennifer Karol and even Nasiba Hartland-Mackie‘s grandmother Patimat Adilova attended despite the heat.
While the full coverage of the day’s event will come in the days ahead, newly announced Bridge CEO David Woody III announced that a gala fundraiser would be held on Thursday, September 20, at The Bomb Factory with Nasiba and Thomas Hartland-Mackie serving as co-chairs. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what is planned for the night.
Stay tuned. This event is gonna be a don’t-miss one.