One group of people often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of day to day life in Reno. One non-profit organization wants to make sure the growing homeless population in our area aren't forgotten.
"A lot of folks had really given up on them, but when they come through our doors, they get a new lease on the life," says Volunteers for America Development Officer Sandy Isham.
Restart is dedicated to preventing homlessness. They provide professional mental health services to assist families and individuals to become self-sufficient. Restart will get some new resources thanks to UNR's Phi Alpha Honor Society.
"For so many of us, we're really only one step away from being homeless, so it was really important for us to come together and work together for our community," says Phi Alpha President Tara Millman-Martin
Phi Alpha put on the restoring hope for restart event at the Seven Tea House. the benefit served as a wine, tea, art, and music fundraiser.
"It's the first time that they've had this event and it puts back into our community. all the money that they're raising here today is going towards families and children," says attendee Samantha Brockelsby.
"We're all working as a team to really transform lives which in turn transforms our community and we all benefit when we can do that," says Isham.
All proceeds from this benefit will go back to restart to ensure that the community reaps the rewards.