South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor, Pamela Evette, is to visit Greer Relief on Tuesday, November 16th. During Lt. Governor Evette’s visit, she will receive a tour of Greer Relief, learn about their mission, and hear about the many services offered. Greer Relief is honored by her visit and hopes it will help to increase interest in the organization’s efforts to prevent hunger and homelessness in the upstate of South Carolina. Following her tour, Lt. Governor Evette will make official remarks regarding the pressing issues of hunger and homelessness.
Evette has served as Lieutenant Governor since 2018. A trained accountant, she founded Quality Business Solutions, Inc., located in Travelers Rest, S.C. where both she and her company received many awards. Lt. Governor Evette was raised to value hard work and civic duty.
The first Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week occurred in 1975 and has since gained national attention with thousands of individuals participating every year. The goal of this program is to raise awareness about the hunger and homelessness crisis across the country. Within Greenville County, at least 10% of people are food insecure and, in 2019-2020, over 3,000 experienced homelessness.
Since 1936, Greer Relief’s mission has been targeted at preventing hunger and homelessness. Greer Relief helps by providing case management, financial support, referrals, and educational opportunities to help neighbors in need eliminate barriers for success to not only survive but thrive. In 2020, Greer Relief served 5,748 neighbors.