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Eric Edwards Returns From D.C. Homelessness Conference – Brevard, NC


August 8, 2019

Eric Edwards

On July 23, 2015, Eric Edwards sat in his apartment in Rutherfordton, N.C., with a bottle of Jim Beam, ready to end his life.

Fast-forward four years later to July 23, 2019, and Edwards was in Washington, D.C., speaking in the Rayburn Building to lawmakers, including U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, and U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry and David Price, during a three-day national conference on ending homelessness.

The conference is the nation's largest convening of service providers, leaders, advocates and consumers working to end homelessness in the U.S.

"I went as a delegate with l...

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