Hi Kate Rushton thanks re: Citi award. We were also voted the 6th most disruptive company in the world in the Disrupt 100 list recently: http://www.disrupt100.com/company/675/
Here is some beneficiary feedback: 1. Ms A. Hall - the workers of HIB® has been such a blessing and Godsend for me and my family because I was sleeping on the floor for almost a year as I could not afford to buy back furniture AND pay to have my home repaired. 2. Ms C. Jefferson - hearing from HIB® and receiving this furniture has renewed my faith in people. I did not expect to get much items plus it's brand new. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. 3. Gary and his wife and 3 children lost their home and car in the 2013 EF5 Tornado which killed 24 people and injured hundreds other. SVDP provided Disaster Case Management and gave the family new furniture through our House in Box Program for a home they found to rent.
When Gary came to pick up his furniture and saw the new beds and linens, he began to cry. He said to our COO, Elizabeth Disco-Shearer: "Ma’am I am so grateful for St Vincent de Paul and the House in a Box Program. My family and I survived the tornado hiding in our bathtub with a mattress over our heads. I was so scared and prayed for God to save us. We survived, but my children have been sleeping on the floor at a friend’s home. Now they will have their own beds to sleep in. I cannot thank you enough for giving us hope for the future."