Heroes of Hope, Healing and Strength Gala


August 11, 2016

Heritage Sandy Springs
6110 Blue Stone Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328

Master of Ceremonies:
Deidra Dukes, Weekend Anchor and Reporter, WAGA FOX 5 Atlanta

Heroes of Hope, Healing, & Strength is LSG’s annual gala to recognize heroes in the LSG family and to celebrate LSG’s work from the past year.  Please join us for a special evening to include a buffet dinner, drinks, silent auction, and a time to honor our Heroes. Scroll to the bottom of this page to purchase tickets.

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Our 2016 Heroes

TYRA WALKER is the Director of WinShape Homes, an organization established by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy.  Tyra has worked to create safe and secure long-term homes for children, where they can grow into strong, confident men and women.  In her 23 years with Winshape, Tyra has increased its group homes from 4 to 13 homes.  She established a new Foster Care program and an Independent Living Program - reaching more than 500 kids and house parents.  Tyra has been trusted to lead and grow the organization to maintain Truett Cathy's mission to provide children who are victims of circumstance with a secure family environment in which to grow and mature.

HILTON DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, centrally located in the heart of downtown, has established itself as a prime destination for both tourist and business travelers since 1976.  For many years, the Hilton Atlanta has provided employment opportunities for Lutheran Services of Georgia's refugee clients, allowing refugee families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and learn valuable job skills within months of arriving to the Atlanta area. Hospitality goes beyond customer service at the Hilton Atlanta - the Human Resources team has worked with LSG to make the road to employment less challenging for refugee clients by modifying the hiring and training process and providing our clients with competitive benefits and opportunities for career advancement.

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