Plaster Group was once again honored to sponsor and attend the fourth annual Rise Up Luncheon for ROOTS Young Adult Shelter. It has been wonderful watching this event grow over the past four years and receive updates on the powerful impact that ROOTS has within our community. At its incorporation in 2000, ROOTS became he first overnight shelter in the city specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless young adults. Since then, it has continued to increase the breadth of shelter and services it provides to Seattle’s homeless youth.
Friday’s luncheon celebrated ROOTS volunteers that keep the shelter running. We heard from volunteer speakers who discussed the impact that their involvement with ROOTShas had upon them. Seattle’s mayor Ed Murray made an impromptu appearance to discuss the hope that drives ongoing efforts to overcome Seattle’s homelessness. We also heard compelling speeches from Toby Cittenden, Executive Director of Washington Bus and from Kristine Scott, Executive Director of ROOTS.