Transitions Homeless Center unveils plaques to honor long-time donors

Karamie Sullivan photos.

Transitions Homeless Center welcomed a special group of people Wednesday morning who have been monumental in sustaining the success of the organization. Three plaques were unveiled in the facility’s Day Center to commemorate the donors who have provided unrestricted funds to Transitions over the past five years.

“We’ve put 2,260 people into permanent housing since we’ve been open,” Transitions CEO Craig Currey said. “From day one, you all have been involved. You are true sustainers.”

Each plaque represents a different group of people. The first honors businesses and foundations that have donated to the non-profit. The second represents individual people who have given unrestricted funds. The final plaque recognizes government organizations that have given partial or total unrestricted funds to Transitions.

Individuals present to represent themselves or an organization included Kevin Schwedo (individual donor), Sara Fawcett and Anita Floyd (United Way), Allen Franklin (City Center Partnership), Langley Shealy (Sisters of Charity), Allison Terracio (Richland County), Malcom Gordge (Blythewood City Council), Glenda Thompson (AgFirst), and Paul Riddle (Southeastern Freight Lines).

Vice President of Advancement Elizabeth Igleheart explained the purposeful positioning of the plaques into the Day Center. “It’s the part that remains from our original purchase. It’s really the heart of the facility and the organization,” she said. “That’s where all great things happen. So the plaques are in a very visible place.”

All donors and guests were taken on a tour of the facility following the ceremony.

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