Human Relations Council donations aid homeless

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

HAMLET — Members of the Richmond County Human Relations Council presented on Thursday two donations that aim to help the homeless population.

Stephanie Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Peggy Covington, Jewel Mabe, Dabrielle McMillian, Doris Rodwell, Carol Venable, Pastor Gary Richardson, Dot Bynum and Bernice Broady pose for a picture after a donation by the Richmond County Human Relations Council to Place of Grace Rescue Mission and the Richmond County Mental Health Society.

Stephanie Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Peggy Covington, Jewel Mabe, Dabrielle McMillian, Doris Rodwell, Carol Venable, Pastor Gary Richardson, Dot Bynum and Bernice Broady pose for a picture after a donation by the Richmond County Human Relations Council to Place of Grace Rescue Mission and the Richmond County Mental Health Society.

Dorothy “Dot” Bynum, council chairperson, along with Secretary Dabrielle McMillian, Assistant Secretary Bernie Broady and board members Peggy Covington, Jewel Mabe and Doris Rodwell awarded the donations to Place of Grace Rescue Mission and the Richmond County Mental Health Society’s soup kitchen in Hamlet. The presentation was made Thursday afternoon at the regular gathering of the Human Relations Council in the cafeteria at Sandhills Medical Regional Center.

Accepting for Place of Grace was Pastor Gary Richardson. Accepting for the Mental Health Society was Carol Venable. Each organization received $250.

The Richmond County Human Relations Council promotes equality and opportunity for all Richmond County residents under the working them of “Unity through Diversity.” The council was appointed by the Richmond County Board of Commissioners in 1999. The council originally consisted of a 24-member board but was changed to 16 members in March 2002.

The Richmond County Human Relations Council works to:

* Identify issues in the area of all human relations in order to recommend and actively seek effective solutions;

* Promote equality of opportunity in the economic, educational, governmental and cultural life of the community for all residents;

* Eliminate discrimination without regard to race, creed, national origin, gender, age or handicap.

Stephanie Spradlin contributed to this report.

Filed in: Announcements, Hamlet, Latest Headlines, Religion

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