If you are in search of a gift for your friend, family member, coworker, or client, we invite you to consider our 2023 Honor Card. Your donation to Roof Above directly funds life-changing services and programs that support individuals on their path from homelessness to housing. When you make a gift to our organization in honor of someone special, they will receive the 2023 Honor Card.
HOW DOES IT WORK?Make a gift to Roof Above, and let us know whom you would like to honor. You can do so by returning this order form by mail, or by making a gift online and indicating that you would like to send an Honor Card. Here’s the fun part: We will mail blank cards to you so that you can personalize and share them. Or, you can send us your address list with a brief greeting and let us do the mailing FOR YOU! It couldn’t be easier.
Who is the artist?
Lee loved listening to classic rock music, playing guitar, making jokes and reading the Bible. Art and music helped him cope with memories of a difficult childhood. Lee was experiencing homelessness when he lost his artwork on a city bus. He thought it was a sign that he wasn’t worthy of creating beautiful things, and he stopped drawing. After he moved into SECU The Rise on Clanton, an encounter with an angel helped him rediscover his artistic talent.
Lee passed away in late December 2022. A few weeks before he died, he participated in a small group focused on revealing a person’s natural gifts. As part of the activity, Lee chose an angel card for inspiration. He was moved to recreate the angel, which is this year’s Honor Card image. The verse on the back of the card was John 1:16: “Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.” He decided that grace would be his goal for 2023.
Lee’s angel card was created by internationally renowned artist Anne Neilson, who is closely connected to Roof Above’s mission. While painting the angel and choosing the accompanying verse, Anne couldn’t know that this angel would one day inspire a Roof Above tenant to remember his worth and draw again, but grace intervened to reveal the connection between the two artists.