local  hero yarn

Amy Cantrell & Beloved House

Amy Cantrell is all about creating Justice in Community. In her role as founder and director of BeLoved House, she helps people without housing, jobs, opportunities, families, support. In her job at Just Economics, she helps companies that pay their workers a living wage get certified. In her role as ordained minister, she speaks truth to power and spreads the Beloved Community throughout our mountain home. Whether the issue is race, gender, sexuality, affordable housing, or economic inequality, you will find Amy in the middle of things, working for rights and equality through her words and her deeds. One of our favorite things about Amy is how much she brings art and creativity into her justice work.

25% of the purchase price of this skein of Local Hero 
yarn in Amy’s colorway goes to BeLoved House. 
BeLoved is a community committed to ending homelessness, poverty, and prejudice. BeLoved assists with housing, food, children’s enrichment, the arts, and general community support. Beloved is not your 
typical shelter. Unlike other shelters in the area, it not only welcomes LGBTQ people, couples, and families, but also is an intentional space with no paid staff, where the boundaries between helper and helped are erased and true community is built. Amy believes that “we can create healing through relationships. This is what Dr. King called the beloved community.” 

More about Amy and the work she does in community:
Recent article in The Laurel of Asheville
Story about Amy and her at wife Lauren at the Campaign for Southern Equality website. Amy & Lauren participated in the We Do campaign and were the first couple married outside the Asheville Register of Deeds in 2015.
Amy was chosen as a “Hero of Asheville” as part of Evergreen School’s ongoing heroes project

SUPPORT: You can support the work of Beloved 
   House via the following methods:
see what kinds of in-kind donations are needed by checking online here
buy a skein of Local Hero yarn in Amy’s colorway!
mail a donation directly to Beloved House, 
39 Grove St, Asheville NC 28801
* learn more about Beloved House so you can 
   advocate for them and encourage others to contribute 
   through volunteering or donations of $ or other needs
Donate online via this linkhttp://www.belovedasheville.com/http://justeconomicswnc.org/http://thelaurelofasheville.com/communities/beloved-asheville-community-need/http://www.southernequality.org/lauren-white-and-amy-cantrell/https://sites.google.com/a/evergreenccs.org/heroes-of-asheville/home/2016-hero-profiles/amy-cantrell-revhttp://www.belovedasheville.com/needs/http://www.belovedasheville.com/http://www.belovedasheville.com/needs/donate/shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5shapeimage_2_link_6shapeimage_2_link_7

photo credit: The Laurel of asheville

Amy Cantrell and Lauren White were married outside the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office on Friday evening by the Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper. Cantrell and White were among the first same-sex couples in North Carolina to receive legal marriage licenses and legally wed. PHOTO CREDIT: Campaign for Southern Equality.

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