Sunday, April 11th, 2021


A Night of Gratitude

Recently, local non-profit Help and Emergency Response, Inc. (widely referred to as the H.E.R. Shelter), hosted its 2nd annual Night of Gratitude. With more than 200 guests in attendance at the brand new Hilton Norfolk The Main, the event kicked off with a silent auction, live jazz provided by the 623 Jazz Combo, and appetizers. Later on, during an amazing meal, attendees heard from CEO of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Jack Reese, TED Speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner, and H.E.R. Shelter Executive Director Beth Cross. Throughout the night, the emphasis remained on the organization's purpose - to combat the community epidemic that is domestic violence.

Event sponsor Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's beautifully decorated table.

Guests enjoy appetizers during the silent auction portion of the evening, representing sponsors Community Church, Cherry Bekaert, the Franklin Johnston Group, and the Chesapeake Sheriff. 

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center CEO Jack Reese delivers a note on behalf of his organization and in recognition of the importance of community partnerships in ending domestic violence. 

Best-selling author and TED speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner takes the stage with the evening's powerful and emotional keynote address. 

Leslie Morgan Steiner poses alongside H.E.R. Shelter Executive Director Beth Cross, H.E.R. Board members Melinda Matthews, Mary Mick, Jenna Hebert, Stella McClain, Katrena Thomasen, H.E.R. Foundation Chair Dawn Provost, event host and Wavy 10 Anchor Stephanie Harris, and staff from the H.E.R. Shelter.