Native American group honors Richmond resident for feeding the unhoused

Native American group honors Richmond resident for feeding the unhoused
Photo by Binder Bains

By Mike Kinney

The Richmond chapter of the United Urban Warrior Society honored local resident Tiffany Powell on Saturday for her annual efforts to feed unhoused residents during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Native American organization at a ceremony held at this reporter’s Richmond home (I serve as National Vice Chairperson for the United Urban Warrior Society in the US and Canada). Richmond Mayor Tom Butt attended, along with Robert Rogers, district coordinator for Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia.

During the ceremony, United Urban Warrior Society members donated a big Jennie-O turkey to Powell’s upcoming charity dinner, which aims to feed between 100 and 125 unhoused people on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 145 6th St. 

Powell, owner of Glo’s Independent Living, is joining Ya-NEEMA Healing Circle and Supportive Services and Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in hosting the Thanksgiving dinner, which will be prepared by Chef Rashida Graves Ha’Shidas Mobile Kitchen and Catering. The event will also feature onsite resources, music, games, warm clothing and hygiene bags.

The United Urban Warrior Society, a national Native American service organization based in Rapid City, supports efforts in local cities to conduct food and clothing giveaways during the holiday season. Its Richmond chapter selected Powell’s effort due to her steadfast community service in helping to feed vulnerable residents in Richmond during the holidays.

If you’d like to attend the Thanksgiving event and/or need a ride there, or more information, call (510) 932-0882.

Mike Kinney (left) and Mayor Tom Butt.

Mike Kinney (Photo by Robert Rogers)