Posted on 11/21/2018 at 12:00 AM by YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Several Des Moines business executives will join the leaders of the YMCA and United Way on Giving Tuesday to serve a meal at the YMCA’s Supportive Housing Campus.
This Tuesday, November 27, is Giving Tuesday – a day when the nation’s focus turns from feasting and shopping to recognizing the importance of serving others, especially at this time of year.
The YMCA’s new CEO, Leisha Barcus, has invited representatives of several Des Moines corporations to join her and United Way President Elisabeth Buck on Giving Tuesday for a special event at the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus. These business and nonprofit executives will be serving a meal to the 140 men and women who make up the Supportive Housing community.
Since 2011, the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus has provided permanent housing and wraparound services for people who were homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Here, residents find a safe place to call home, a community of caring, and access to services to help them achieve their life goals. It’s an amazing story, and we’re excited to give Des Moines business leaders an opportunity to view firsthand how their financial contributions to Y-SHC are making a difference in the lives of others.
WHAT: Giving Tuesday meal for YMCA Supportive Housing residents
WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: YMCA Supportive Housing Campus
2 SW 9th Street, Des Moines (just south of West End Salvage)
WHO: YMCA CEO Leisha Barcus
United Way President Elisabeth Buck
Polk County Supervisor Steve Van Oort
Eric Burmeister, CEO, Polk County Housing Trust Fund
Kris Schechinger-Camper, Director of Corporate Citizenship, Nationwide Insurance
Micah Kiel, Vice President, Community Affairs Consultant, Wells Fargo
Rachel Woodhouse, Program Officer, Principal Financial Group
Becky Wampler, Executive Director, The Wellmark Foundation, Wellmark BCBS
Tim Hall, EVP of Business Development, American Enterprise
WHAT: These executives will be serving a community meal for the 140 residents of the Supportive Housing Campus, which serves those who were formerly homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
Contact: Ruth Comer 515-471-8519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The work of serving the meal starts at 6 p.m. However, we are offering executives the opportunity to tour the Supportive Housing facility at 5:30 p.m. If you have never been to the Supportive Housing Campus, you are welcome to take part in the tour as well.
Facts about homelessness and the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus: