Lewis Luncheon 2017

Lewis Center Luncheon Offers Solutions to Homelessness

Every guest at the 6th Annual Senator Philip D. Lewis Center Luncheon left the May 17 event with two things; a copy of keynote speaker Liz Murray’s book and a challenge to help end homelessness in our community.

Murray, the author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard captivated the crowd with how she escaped homelessness. Murray shared how neighbors offered help from buying groceries and doing her laundry to pooling their money to pay her rent.

Murray encouraged the audience not to let the enormity of an issue, like homelessness, prevent them for taking action.  She said we cannot afford to wait for someone else to solve a problem, we must do something.

 “Liz Murray really pinpointed what it will take to end homelessness in our community,” said Homeless Coalition Executive Director, Marilyn Munoz.  “If every person gives what they can, our combined efforts will be enough to help house every person who is experiencing homelessness.”


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