Pictured from left to right: Destiny Beavers, Kamani Travis and John Travis II
Hundreds of displaced women including mothers with young and teenage children enjoyed hot and delicious meals on Thanksgiving. Officers and volunteers from the Armed Forces Chamber spent their afternoon cooking, preparing and even serving meals to residents of The Shade Tree on Thanksgiving. The meal included bread rolls, fried chicken, ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler, salad, stuffing, turkey and more.
"Helping those less fortunate and not in the best of situations on holidays and throughout the year has been a family tradition for almost 20 years in my household," commented Destiny Beavers, Executive Vice President of the Armed Forces Chamber. "Giving back is something that was instilled me by my parents and it has been something that I have instilled in my children too. I am very grateful that the Armed Forces Chamber has provided the same opportunity to myself, my children and members through community partnerships with organizations like The Shade Tree."
The Shade Tree provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women & children in crisis. Offering life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance. The Shade Tree is Southern Nevada's only 24-hour accessible emergency shelter specifically designed to meet the needs of women and children in crisis, servicing many who are victims of domestic violence, homelessness and/or human trafficking, by offering shelter, meals and programming that promotes stability, dignity and self-reliance.