D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon: May 5, 2015

Featuring Keynote Speaker,
Liz Murray 

Author, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

From homeless to Harvard . . . it is an unlikely turn of events. Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Murray’s life as the child of cocaine-addicted parents in the Bronx was bitterly grim. There was never food in the house, everything was filthy, drugs were everywhere and the welfare checks were spent before they arrived. Read more

Watch Full Movie: Homeless to Harvard

The Salvation Army is now accepting nominations for the 2015 D.J.'s Hero Awards. Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the awards recognize Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify his dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to the community. Entries must be postmarked by
March 4, 2014.

Download a Nomination Brochure

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