Oliver Maner Serves Savannah's Homeless Community as Presenting Sponsor of Union Mission 2019 "Raising Hope" Fundraiser

As part of our firm's mission and commitment to serving our community, Oliver Maner was proud to step up and serve as one of the presenting sponsors of Union Mission's 4th Annual "Raising Hope", the nonprofit's largest fundraising event of the year.

Union Mission has cared for Savannah's homeless community for 82 years, offering emergency, transitional and permanent housing, as well as comprehensive, wrap-around services such as mental health and substance abuse counseling, employment sources, and culinary arts job training.

"Oliver Maner is deeply proud to partner with Union Mission," said Bill Hunter, a partner at Oliver Maner and member of Union Mission's board of directors. "Thanks to the tireless work, advocacy and services provided by this incredible organization, countless lives are forever changed and uplifted. Union Mission is truly a place of hope for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and as a result, Savannah is a brighter, safer and healthier place to live for one of the city's most vulnerable groups."

"Raising Hope" raised more than $250,000 and will provide direct funding for short and long-term housing, mental health counseling, career development and much more. This year's event featured nationally-recognized TedxTalk speaker and two-term mayor of Albuquerque, Richard Berry. During his time as Mayor, Berry advanced initiatives to provide daily work and housing for the homeless; programs he respectively named "There's A Better Way" and "Albuquerque Heading Home."

Union Mission estimates that on any given night, there are between 750 and 1,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Savannah community. While the work continues, the need to support Savannah's homeless population is great.

In 2018, Union Mission was able to make the following local community impact:

  • 95,733 client meals were provided
  • 286 clients utilized our Emergency Services Program
  • 277 clients were served in Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 257 clients were placed in safe/stable housing
  • 140 clients with HIV/AIDS were provided Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 133 clients received Mental Health Services from licensed clinicians

To learn more about Union Mission and their critical work in the Savannah community, please visit www.unionmission.org.