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 A variety of thank you gifts from the United Way


[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -TGHA received an Award of Excellance for its 2016 United Way Campaign!
A group of six people standing in front of a United Way of Greenville County banner


[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -TGHA received several Awards for its 2015 United Way Campaign! The awards included: 2015 Bar; Chairman's Award; Campaign Award for Advancement for a 25% or more increase in participation; Campaign Award for Advancement for a 25% or more increase in dollars.
A group of seven people posing in front of a folding table


[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -On an annual basis TGHA participates in the Upstate Stand Down. The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment. Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. Approximately 12,700 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) were homeless in 2010. The number of young homeless veterans is increasing, but only constitutes 8.8% of the overall homeless veteran population. Since 1987, VA’s programs for homeless veterans have emphasized collaboration with community service providers to help expand services to more veterans in crisis. This partnership is credited with reducing the number of homeless veterans on any given day by nearly 25% over the last six years. The purpose of the Stand Down for homeless veterans, and achieving those objectives requires a wide range of support services and time. The program is successful because it brings these services to one location, making them more accessible to homeless veterans.
A group of children and adults posing in front of a stone building


[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -Open to all South Carolina Housing Authority residents ages 8-14, the annual Youth Summit Spelling Bee is more than just a spelling bee. It is a three day weekend event at Pleasant Ridge County Park & Retreat Center, offering participants the opportunity to meet new friends, experience new activities and share common attitudes, interests and goals. Each area housing authority covers the registration costs for each of their participating youth residents. Youth participants from Greenville were: Semaja Byrd, Jamiliah Byrd, Tyquan Gary and Ebony Booth.