In May of 2020, two of Charlotte’s most prolific community focused non-profits joined forces. Urban Ministry and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte combined to create Roof Above, and together they have created a single powerful entity to tackle the needs of the homeless community. The focus of this endeavor is to make sure every member of our community has, as the name suggests a ‘Roof Above’ their head.
Roof Above will soon open a new shelter, designed not just to meet the basic needs of its guests, but also to help men emerge from homelessness. The modern facility includes office space for on-site case management, as well as housing and employment services. The new facility will also add a cooking kitchen, guest laundry services, and a group room for classes and a computer lab.
SouthWood is proud to be supporting this endeavor both through the signage we created for the facility, and through a monetary donation. One of our main priorities at SouthWood is to find ways to give back to and nurture our community, and we work toward this goal every single day.
When we think skill and precision, we think Sam. Maybe that’s because he’s been working at SouthWood for over 30 years, maybe because he’s an expert at what he does, or both. He’s the go-to guy in the vinyl department that processes vinyl letters and digital prints and applies them to various substrates. Sam likes fishing on his boat and landscaping. He was also an avid karaoke singer in his youth.