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This year’s honor card is titled “A New Path”.


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HICKORY – Exodus Homes 2021 William Mangum Honor Cards are now available for the holidays. The faith-based United Way agency provides supportive housing for recovering homeless people returning to the community after treatment centers and prisons, and the sale of honor cards is their ministry’s main source of funding. .

William Mangum is a well-known artist from Greensboro who befriended a homeless man in 1987, and the experience inspired him to use his artistic and editorial skills to make The Honor Card program one of the country’s best-run charitable programs. In every beautiful annual painting is the subtle image and story of a homeless person.

With underwriting support from Wells Fargo Bank as well as Mike and Sarah Kearney, the Honor Card program operates in 13 communities across North Carolina and has received national attention to help organizations serving the homeless and individuals. in need. Exodus Homes is the Honor Card recipient for the Foothills region.

“Giving honor cards has been a tradition for years in this area, and people have been calling for weeks awaiting the arrival of the 2021 cards,” said Reverend Susan Smith, Deputy Executive Director of Exodus Homes.

This year’s honor card is titled “A New Path”. Mangum explained his inspiration for this year’s card, saying, “For over 30 years I have been involved in the lives of those who are homeless and those who are on the front lines of service. This year, I hope you will give thanks for the smallest of blessings, and if you have the opportunity to reach out and help the homeless find “A New Way,” I congratulate you. “


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