Upstate Warrior Solution (Robert LeHeup)

participating on behalf of

Upstate Warrior Solution

About the Artwork

While staying at a homeless shelter in downtown Spartanburg, we spoke with people forced to suffer hardship on a daily basis: tragedy, poverty, illness, and despair in the midst of prosperity. But never race. Clothes torn and matted, skin flaking, hair clumped, but more importantly, eyes fiercely hopeful. Our Upstate has organizations built to aid these people: shelters, soup kitchens, and thrift stores. We made the iris of the eye using shirts we acquired from the latter, giving the eye the same sense of hope seen in the homeless, each color representing eyes of their, and our, community.

About the Team

Upstate Warrior Solution is a community based not-for-profit organization located in the Upstate of South Carolina. We provide support services to Warriors (of all generations) and their families. Our mission is to CONNECT Warriors and their families to the resources they need, LEAD them through the process of self-empowerment, and INSPIRE the community to embrace Warriors and their families as valued neighbors and friends.