2016 Beans and Cornbread Luncheon- featuring Larry Gatlin
When Marie was homeless and pregnant with her fourth child, she was given the opportunity to move into a women's shelter and begin a recovery program. She has since moved up to the next level of the program and delivered her baby in a safe and healthy environment. Because of her progress, she will soon be reunited with her other three children while continuing on the road to recovery and self-sufficiency.
Chris was accepted into a men's shelter and its recovery program for drug addiction. After 18 months, he graduated from the program and is now working full-time for a local electrical company.
These stories of success over daunting challenges illustrate the work being done in our community by agencies that serve individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. These agencies are funded, in part, by the Beans & Cornbread Luncheon and the Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless.
The 2016 Beans & Cornbread Luncheon will be held on Monday, October 31st with featured speaker and entertainer Larry Gatlin, lead singer for Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. This event will kick off the Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless which will raise additional funds from communities of faith through April 2017. The combined proceeds will then be distributed through a competitive grant process to support shelters and agencies in Amarillo that serve women, men, and children who are experiencing homelessness in our city.
Attending and supporting the Beans & Cornbread Luncheon really isn’t about eating lunch and listening to music, although you will certainly enjoy those things. It’s about recognizing the dignity and worth of every human being and caring for the health and well-being of our community. It’s about understanding that life is challenging, and for some of us those challenges can and often do result in homelessness. It’s knowing that together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of everyone in Amarillo.
Please consider sponsoring a table at the Beans & Cornbread Luncheon. Enclosed is a sponsorship form and return envelope for your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the luncheon.