More than 600 supporters of the Lord’s Place braved stormy weather to attend the agency’s ninth annual SleepOut event on April 15. They were rewarded for their commitment as the storm broke and a rainbow spanned the sky as the overnight event got underway at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.
The evening included a silent auction and an inspirational program. As CEO Diana Stanley announced that the initial SleepOut fundraising goal of $200,000 had been met, and $240,000 of the $250,000 dream goal had been raised, Lord’s Place Board Chair Pamela McIver announced that she and her husband Brian would make an additional $10,000 donation. With the dream goal met, the generosity continued through the evening and afterward, with a total of $272,000 donated to the Lord’s Place through dozens of SleepOut teams representing families, businesses and organizations. For more info., visit www.thelordsplace.org.
ABOVE: Jack and Anita Scarola in back with Ellie Bischoff, Tully Martin, Grace Bischoff, Charlotte Bischoff, Katie Quattlebaum and Caroline Sousa.