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Soteria Community Development Corporation to Celebrate 20 Years

Fundraiser and Artisan Auction to Benefit Soteria on Thursday, November 7th

GREENVILLE, SC | September 17, 2019 – Soteria, a local non-profit organization that advocates for economic and social justice for those and their families impacted by the criminal justice system, will celebrate their 20th Anniversary on Thursday, November 7th.  Reclaimed: Soteria’s 20th Anniversary Celebration & Artisan Auction will take place at The Rutherford from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. This special event will feature auction items handcrafted by Soteria’s very own interns.

Event festivities will include live music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and both a silent and live artisan auction. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds benefiting Soteria and their programs. To purchase tickets, simply visit Soteria’s Eventbrite page at www.eventbrite.com/e/reclaimed-soterias-20th-anniversary-celebration-artisan-auction-tickets-68789626625.

Founder and Executive Director of Soteria, Jerry Blassingame, works to create opportunities for previously incarcerated men to reenter society through transitional housing, life skills and job training. His passion is assisting individuals who have been incarcerated through reentry and helping them to become productive citizens, within the community.

“We are thrilled to invite the Upstate Community to celebrate our 20th Anniversary & Auction this fall,” said Jerry Blassingame, Executive Director of Soteria Community Development Corporation.  “We can’t wait to showcase the beauty of our artisans’ handcrafted furniture and artifacts as they symbolize the work we’ve done to reclaim lives over the past 20 years.”


Soteria Community Development Corporation is committed to empowering and assisting individuals to reach their full potential as citizens in the Greenville community. From financial-planning skills and goal setting to positive decision-making, job training, and affordable rental housing, we aim for everyone who walks through our doors to achieve a healthy, responsible lifestyle.

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