The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County has selected GL Homes as the 2016 Senator Philip D. Lewis Center Community Partner of the Year.
The Community Partner of the Year award is given to a corporation that exceeds expectations for serving the homeless in Palm Beach County through the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center.
GL Homes stepped forward to purchase and serve meals to guests at the Lewis Center as part of the Homeless Coalition’s Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers Program, and donated more than $100,000 toward the coalition’s events.
Also, through Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Good Night’s Sleep Initiative, GL Homes has helped furnish apartments for 53 formerly homeless individuals.
“GL Homes has shown commitment, leadership and passion for helping to end homelessness,” Homeless Coalition Executive Director Marilyn Munoz said. “They consistently give their time and resources, so we are pleased to hold them up as a model of how businesses can help improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.”
GL Homes was honored at the fifth annual Philip D. Lewis Center Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3 at the Kravis Center.
The Senator Philip D. Lewis Center is Palm Beach County’s first homeless resource center. It is a central point of access for individuals and families seeking to end their homelessness. Since opening in 2012, the center has served more than 28,000 men, women and children. To learn more, visit www.homelesscoalitionpbc.org.
ABOVE: The GL Homes team gathers to serve a meal at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center.