Happy New Year
As 2011 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting back on the past year. I’m first and foremost grateful to our wonderful staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors who made it possible for the Men’s Shelter to care for close to 600 men each night while moving more than 300 men into more appropriate housing. Our board of directors, under the leadership of board chair Cathy Pullen, have been steadfast in their resolve to ensure that no homeless man in need be turned away. Even with an all-time record of 683 men sheltered on one night (November 29th), I’m proud to say we kept that promise throughout the year. It hasn’t always been easy, financially or on our staff, but its been the right thing to do and we’ll continue to shelter all who seek our assistance with the support of our community.
As you think about making your resolutions for 2012, I hope you’ll think of ways to give your time, talents, and treasure to help the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte provide safe shelter to all homeless men while working to end homelessness for each man we serve.
Happy New Year!