Days Inn Demolition Has Begun!

Demolition began a few weeks ago. There was some mold and termite damage found, which is being remediated. We are repurposing much of the hotel furniture. Air conditioners are being repaired and replaced, so they can be used in resident apartments. Light demolition took place in the residential buildings including all carpets being removed. The construction phase should begin soon!

Becoming part of the homelessness solution yields reward

Guest Columnist for The Citizen Times David Bailey writes: “In Asheville, AHOPE, a daytime shelter operated by Homeward Bound, provides these individuals support and services needed every day – that kind word, respite from the weather, and a bit of hope to move them from the streets into housing.”

Mothers & Homelessness Interview with Eleanor Ashton

Learn more about Homeward Bound’s HomeTrust Bank Open Your Heart for Women & Homelessness Luncheon taking place on March 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church by listening to an interview with Homeward Bound Senior Resource Development Officer, Eleanor Ashton.

2 Awards for National Philanthropy Day

2021 National Philanthropy Day will be held virtually on Nov. 17.  The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy, those people who are active in the philanthropic community, and the impact philanthropy has on our society. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

Homeward Bound was involved in two awards – Senior Resource Development Director Eleanor Ashton was named Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive in recognition of her 20 plus years of successful nonprofit fundraising leadership, her professional integrity, and her dedication to the profession of philanthropy. Homeward Bound’s nominee Prestige Subaru earned the Outstanding Business in Philanthropy award in recognition of their philanthropic support and community service. Prestige has supported charities whose missions include providing shelter, housing, food, education, and environmental sustainability. Homeward Bound has been a recipient of Subaru’s Share the Love event for the past three years and has received over $100,000 which has gone directly ending homelessness for many individuals.