We envision promoting positive change and transitioning veterans and unsheltered patrons to a self-sustaining status in our communities.
Hunger Has No Religion serves the unsheltered population of the Atlanta Metro area to also include military veterans. We serve this population by providing hygiene essentials and clothing collected by donations from the community. Some of these hygiene essentials include: soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant and toilet paper.
On a monthly basis HHNR has a Day of Service which averages about 100 to 150 unsheltered patrons. We provide hygiene kits to these individuals each month as well as donated gently used clothing. This day of service is in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations who provide food, prayers, other essentials and clothing for men and women. This service is currently held the first Saturday of every month in the Parking Lot at 360 Edgewood Ave in Atlanta. We are consistently looking at other locations within the Greater Atlanta area that need our help.
Here at HHNR we know that homelessness is not a laughing matter. However, we know that laughter is good for the soul. We do not forget to share smiles, listen to stories, promote the talent of our patrons and shed a tear as we are led. There is no greater satisfaction or overwhelming feeling as the feeling of pleasure and earnest gratitude that is expressed by the people that need us. It takes a village, a community, us and you.
No one knows what tomorrow may bring. Please be sure to donate to this worthy cause, volunteer with us, share our information and review our page. We are here for the people, not for ourselves.
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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Hunger Has No Religion's mission is to provide a consistent supply of hygiene essentials and clothing to our veterans in need and our unsheltered communities of the Greater Atlanta area.
HHNR owes much of its leadership, support, and confidence to its Board of Directors. Encompassing the mission and vision of Hunger Has No Religion, our Board is a diverse group of professionals that are all committed to advancing our work, maximizing our impact, and incorporating many points of view.
Donny Edwards, a U.S. Army Veteran, is the founder of Hunger Has No Religion (HHNR). Retired in 2016, Donny decided to move from service to his country to serving his fellow man.
A man who is no stranger to hardship and homelessness, Donny has always kept the memory of his own personal struggles and hard work close to his heart and used it as fuel to someday give back to this community. Retiring as a Sergeant First Class, he had built a foundation of community service and support that would prepare him to take on this great task of helping, serving and improving the lives of the many unsheltered veterans and less fortunate of the Metro Atlanta area.
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EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Sandra Edwards has 28 years of experience in the field of human services and academics. As Network Liaison, Sandra worked closely with various vendors in the workers compensation industry where she sharpened her skills of research, negotiation and business relations. Her work with Broadspire, Inc. opened opportunities in the academic field as an instructor in the business department of online university. Her love for teaching was realized and a year later she was Director of the Healthcare management program at the local university where she ran a program and taught 6 days a week. While her teaching career grew, Sandra volunteered her time in the community in various sectors. She served on the Board of Directors for the local chapter of the American Red Cross, Board Member of the local Healthcare Executives, was an active member of Habitat for Humanity and worked with local charities during the holidays to assist those in need in the local communities. She balanced her professional and personal life to include service, caretaking, teaching, and always learning. She is currently enrolled in doctoral program pursuing her degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. With this degree she will return to teaching and working with retired veterans of the United States armed forces.
Sandra has worked with Hunger Has No Religion as a consultant and volunteer since the founding year. For a short time, she served as interim-Chairwoman of the Board, but always active in the mission to collect and distribute the hygiene essentials to the homeless patrons in the stress of Atlanta. This new role on the Board of HHNR is another stepping stone towards the growth and continued visibility of HHNR in the community.
Michael O’Hagan graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, he was employed by the City of Atlanta as a Police Officer. He later obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. While pursuing his Juris Doctor, he continued his employment with the Atlanta Police Department while working for a plain clothes, crime suppression unit. Upon his departure from the Atlanta Police Department, he clerked for the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and interned with the Dekalb County District Attorney while practicing under the Third Year Practice Act. He was employed by the firm as a law clerk during his final year of law school, and upon graduation, accepted an associate position with the firm. He currently specializes in Family Law/Domestic Relations, and also practices General Liability Defense and Criminal Defense. He is admitted to the Georgia Bar. Mike brings his legal expertise and connection to the community in an effort to grow and promote the good works of HHNR.
Crystal Medley is a native of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA where she studied Business Administration. For the past 32 years Crystal has worked for New Leaf Distributing and currently holds the position of Finance Manager. She is an active member of her church, dedicating many years of service to the ministry. Crystal brings a wealth of knowledge to HHNR on the finance side as well as her service through spiritual ministry.
Rachel Kelley brings 18 years worth of knowledge in the business management field to HHNR. She has extensive experience with all office administration and managerial tasks within the healthcare, landscaping, construction and manufacturing industries. Outside of work it has always been her passion to make a difference in the community.
A California native, Rachel received an Associate of Applied Science degree with focus in Medical Office Management from Los Angeles ORT College before moving to Florida. While navigating motherhood, career growth, and working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Miami-Dade College, she cultivated her interest and love for humanitarian work through Miami Vineyard Church’s Community Outreach where she began donating her time feeding the Homeless and serving the communities throughout Miami-Dade County.
Rachel has been involved in her community volunteering her skills at Miami Children’s Hospital, local schools reading to special needs children, serving meals at Chapman Partnership for Miami Homeless, The Salvation Army Miami, working with Habitat for Humanity, and HHNR.
Rachel is currently working as an project manager in Pompano Beach, FL and continuing her education as a Registered Dietitian in hopes to guide individuals on their journey to self-sufficiency and optimal health through empowerment, support, education, and utilizing their community resources. Rachel hopes that her skills and service as a member of HHNR’s Board will assist in helping to improve the lives of the less fortunate in Atlanta and Beyond!
DIRECTOR OF HHNR BEYOND ATLANTA
Harvey Johnson, is a Retired U.S. Army Veteran. In his 21 year career he served various roles including Human Resource Management, Recruiter, Event Planning, and Station Commander. While enlisted, he had the honor and privilege to volunteer with several organizations including Junior Achievement, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Sims Boxing Academy and various local food banks. Currently Harvey owns and runs a small distribution company while also pursuing his degree in Logistics. Harvey says he will continue to volunteer and help others because he believes no one should be hungry, unsheltered or without health care.