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Savannah's top law firm challenged community to help fight homelessness

SAVANNAH, Ga. - GeorgiaChron -- In recognition of National Homelessness Awareness Month in November, Oliver Maner LLP, a leading law firm in Savannah, issued a challenge to the community to raise supplies and support for Union Mission's newest project, Parker's House: A Home For Women.

Oliver Maner attorneys Amelia Stevens and Victoria Nease led the efforts and the law firm's office is overflowing with the results of the generosity of the Savannah community.

Representatives of Oliver Maner presented the donations collected during the charity drive at their downtown offices on Dec. 8 and loaded up Union Mission's van. The items, ranging from soap and toothpaste to sheets and blankets, will stock the shelves of the program for unaccompanied homeless women, set to launch in early 2022.

"We want to thank the Savannah community for their incredible generosity. We expected a strong response, but what happened exceeded our expectations," Stevens said. "We had to continue to make room in our storage area to accommodate all of the items."

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One large donation exemplified the spirit of giving that the challenge sought to foster. Savannah resident Victoria White and her daughter Alethia Edwards brought an entire carload of supplies for the women's shelter. It was such a tremendous amount, the Oliver Maner team couldn't let them leave without finding out more about their family and the story behind their gift. It was a revelation.

As a young mother of seven children, White was tragically widowed. Her family struggled but worked together and with help of the community, they were able to remain intact. Now that her seven children are grown with families of their own, they began a family tradition to pool their resources and make a donation to a local charity rather than buy gifts for each other.

"My daughter saw this organization for homeless women on the news and she asked me, 'Mom, why don't we do something for them?'," White explained. The family talked it over and decided that Parker's House: A Home For Women was the right choice for their annual gift.  "I always said, if it wasn't for someone else reaching out to help us, we wouldn't be where we are today, able to help others. It is such a blessing," White added.

To learn more visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com/oliver-maner-presents-donations-from-womens-emergency-housing-center-supply-drive/.

Source: Cecilia Russo Marketing

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