South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond named Jasmine Road, a Greenville-based long-term residential program for adult female survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction, as one of his 2023 Angel Award recipients.
“It is an immense honor for Jasmine Road to be selected for the Angel Award,” said Lisa O’Connell-Hall, Jasmine Road and Jasmine Kitchen CEO. “The foundation for Jasmine Road has been laid by its founding board of directors, the leaders that have come before me and our incredible community partners. This award is a testament to their efforts on behalf of Jasmine Road and the incredible women we serve.”
The other 11 recipients include:
- Aiken Center for the Arts Inc.
- Darlington County Habitat for Humanity of Hartsville
- Food for the Soul-Kershaw County Inc. of Camden
- Greenwood Pathway House Inc.
- Lions Vision Services, a South Carolina Charity of Columbia
- National Diaper Bank Network Inc. of New Haven, Connecticut
- New Directions of Horry County Inc. of Myrtle Beach
- Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation, Kiawah Island
- Smith Medical Clinic Inc. of Pawleys Island
- Stone Soup Animal Rescue Inc. of Woodruff
- Troop Appreciation Fishing Fund Foundation of Chapin
The Angel Award is granted to organizations that meet the following criteria:
- Contributes 80% or more of its total spending to charitable programs
- Existed for three years or more
- Makes good use of volunteer services
- Does not rely heavily on funding from grants
- Complies with the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act