Chamber of Commerce chooses Switchpoint as the year’s top nonprofit

The Switchpoint Community Resource Center staff pictured with the 2018 Non-Profit of the Year award, Jan. 29, 2019, location not specified | Photo courtesy of Switchpoint Community Resource Center, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Switchpoint Community Resource Center as the Community of Compassion – 2018 Non-Profit of the Year award at its annual fundraising gala Jan. 19.

“The Chamber is thrilled to honor Switchpoint for their compassionate service to thousands of at-risk individuals and families,” chamber president and CEO Pam Palermo said in a press release. “Their work is getting statewide attention which shines a bright light on St George. We are fortunate to be able to rely on them to tackle the complicated issues of those facing homelessness.” 

Honorees were nominated and chosen by chamber members.

United Way board member Terri Draper, who nominated Switchpoint, said: 

We have seen firsthand the remarkable work Switchpoint is doing. Going far beyond an emergency bed to sleep in at night, they truly tackle the barriers that lead to a person experiencing homelessness. Switchpoint has helped people close to me, connecting them to resources I wasn’t able to. In addition, they stood side-by-side and assisted them to return to safe and stable housing. I am forever grateful for their tenacity, kindness and the innovative model which is blessing so many.

For more information about Switchpoint and to learn ways you can help, click here.

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