2018 DINNER FOR DIGNITY
Benefiting Central Arizona Shelter Services
ARIZONA’S LARGEST EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTER
Thank you for joining us for a salute to those who have served and for helping us raise funds to give veterans a pathway home!
CASS Honors Jenny Norton & Bob Ramsey
—long-time champions working to end homelessness
CASS Honors Veterans
—who deserve our support in their current battle to end their homelessness
You can still participate by giving to CASS today!
BOB RAMSEY & JENNY NORTON
Jenny has dedicated her career to serving the community’s most disenfranchised, first as an ordained minister to the incarcerated. She continued her advocacy as a chaplain at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, where she created programs to provide respite for patients being discharged to homelessness, as well as life-saving prescriptions and tests for those who could not afford them. Serving as AZ State Representative, Jenny continued to amplify the voices and needs of the underserved. Since then, she has continued to work for justice through her membership on several boards in Tempe, as well as through her partnership with husband Bob Ramsey.
At age thirteen, Bob created an “emergency response bicycle team” to fill a gap in his community before the age of ambulances. He and a group of young friends collected donations from neighbors to buy band-aids, tourniquets, and other supplies. Then, they used the old party lines to discover and respond to emergencies on bicycle. The group literally became their community’s first emergency response team! His innovations in emergency services have left a national impact. Bob takes the time to research and understand the needs of the community, and apply modern technologies to find solutions. During his time on CASS’s board of directors, he channeled that skill into CASS’s mission to end homelessness.
The Ramsey Social Justice Foundation has worked for decades to meet the needs of underserved communities. Their behavioral health training model, for example, has changed the way emergency services respond to people with mental illness around the world. In Phoenix, the foundation has fought homelessness alongside CASS for decades. In addition to supporting CASS, they co-founded Tempe’s Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program and have partnerships with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in and around Phoenix.
CASS applauds the decades Jenny and Bob have invested into creating a better world for the marginalized in our own community. Please join us in honoring them by supporting Dinner for Dignity on October 20th from 6PM-9PM at the Phoenix Country Club.
Central Arizona Shelter Services
230 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85007
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