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UpLift KY event raises $20,000 for local organizations

LEXINGTON, KY – Hanna Resource Group (HRG), a human resource and business consultation company in Lexington, raised over $20,000 in its virtual event for Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill of Kentucky, God’s Pantry (Feed Kentucky) and Nourish Lex.  Passionate people came together for a great cause and were able to give back to their communities to help those who have been severely compromised by COVID-19.

The Zoom audience was treated to inspiring comments from these community leaders:

Mayor Linda Gorton, Lexington

Tracy Roberts, HR executive, UPS

Mike Halligan, CEO, God’s Pantry/Feed KY

Patrick Smith, chair, KYSHRM

Mary Quinn Ramer, president, VisitLex

Bill Mudd, president/COO Churchill Downs

Heather French Henry, 2000 Miss America, fashion designer, veterans advocate

Vince Tyra, athletic director, University of Louisville

DeVone Holt, VP of external affairs, Goodwill Industries of KY

Simon Sheather, dean of Gatton College, University of Kentucky

Ashli Watts, president, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Paul Thompson, president of LG&E

Mary Shearer, executive director of KY Habitat for Humanity

Natosha Reid Rice, VP of diversity, Habitat for Humanity International

John Petrov, Former CHRO, CHI St. Joseph Health

Creative entertainment was provided by these musicians:

Laura Bell Bundy

Nicholas Jamerson

Marquita Richardson

Kat Edmonson

Kory Caudill

Jim Richardson

Through Sunday, Jan. 10, donations can be made through Blue Grass Community Foundation at https://bgcf.givingfuel.com/upliftky.