During the November 8th City Council Session, Mayor Joseph Geierman issued a proclamation recognizing Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, which runs from November 11th through 18th this year. This week was established by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness.
The purpose of this proclamation is to educate the public about the many reasons people are hungry and homeless, including the shortage of affordable housing, and to encourage support for people who provide homeless assistance and community service opportunities for students in schools and service organizations.
Salvation Army Captain Ashish Pawar accepted this recognition. The Salvation Army is one organization that provides homeless and hunger assistance functions. In accepting the proclamation, Captain Pawar discussed that he is the son of parents who grew up in the Salvation Army orphanage in Mumbai, so this proclamation means a lot. Now he gets to serve over 2,000 families a year nationwide and in the city of Doraville every year.
We thank Captain Pawar and the Salvation Army for their important work in our community. You can watch the full award ceremony here.