Posted on July 3, 2018
With the sun shining and Spring temperatures finally beginning to rise, May 9th made the perfect day for a happy hour at Hardywood Brewery. The Virginia Supportive Housing Junior Board hosted their first ever awareness event titled Hops for Housing Happy Hour in order to simply raise awareness about the mission of VSH in Virginia. We had over 75 people attend the event, including Councilwoman Kim Gray, and the Deputy Director or Health and Human Resources, Marvin Figueroa. Through the event we were able to connect with people interested in the mission, explain further what VSH does for the Richmond, Charlottesville and Hampton Roads communities, and talk about the up and coming New Clay House renovation. We were able to provide volunteer, donation and advocacy options for people interested in getting further involved.
“The permanent housing model of VSH’s mission is something the Junior Board is extremely passionate about, especially with the organization turning thirty this year. One of our 2018 goals was to identify an opportunity or platform where we could spread awareness about their mission. The happy hour allowed us to do, in addition to have the support from VSH staff.”
Overall the happy hour was a huge success. The energy and excitement in the room made it obvious that people want to help take further steps to ending homelessness in Virginia.