United Against Poverty Recognized

  On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce held their 35th Annual Business and Industry Awards in front of a record- breaking audience. Over 425 attendees joined the SLC Chamber of Commerce in recognizing some of the top businesses and organizations in St. Lucie County. This yearly event, held in the beautiful Treasure Coast Lexus Showroom in Fort Pierce, was moderated by the Emmy award-winning Journalist, Liz Quirantes, a news anchor at CBS 12 News.   More than 500+ St. Lucie County business and organizations were nominated in 21 different categories. In a field of 52 nominees in the Non-Profit Category, United Against Poverty St. Lucie was this year’s runner-up.   Canieria Gardner, the Executive Director of UP St. Lucie remarked, “Being recognized as being one of the best in St. Lucie County in front of a record-setting sold-out crowd of 425 community members was truly an honor.” She added, “I’m so thankful to our staff, leadership team and board of directors for their commitment to excellence.”   The mission of United Against Poverty, a 501(c)3, is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. Find out how you can volunteer and partner with UP St. Lucie visit www.upslc.org or stop by the campus at 2520 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34947. To schedule a tour call 772-468-8543 or e-mail info@unitedagainstpoverty.org.