J. Denise Cromwell has spent over 15 successful years benefiting her community through a Barber Shop and a restaurant business (Asia’s Ice Cream Snack shop), named after her daughter.
She’s been a active part of health and wellness in her community partnered with the Goose Creek Branch NAACP,
MUSC and her former church Mount Moriah Baptist for HIV AIDS Awareness, she also assists in providing jobs for people in the community. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star/ former member of the daughters of Arabian Court and have received the outstanding woman of the community from this organization , she also received the 2018 CMBEA,DC Humanitarian of the year award and recently the community service award for physical and mental health from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC. Charleston Alumni Chapter,
former fund raiser chairperson for the Palmetto State Barber's Association, member of the NAACP, serves on the MLK parade committee at the YWCA of Greater Charleston South Carolina, for over 10 years.
She is currently the Founder and Executive Director of a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization, PSO INC. (Project Street Outreach) a homeless distribution and referral for veterans, Active duty service members, and their immediate families in crisis, she has made several trips to our nations capital advocating on behalf of veteran’s, have worked many years with the ILA voting registration. A Community Outreach Lead for MOMS, also a very proud member of an elite volunteer organization, the South Carolina State Guard, She is a member of the Navy Wives Club Of America MenRiv Park #240 Goose Creek- South Carolina, a honorary member of The Triple Nickel 55th 2nd Infantry Company Ranger (airborne), and a honorary member of the Black Vietnam Association, a proud member of First Baptist Church of James Island, her Pastor is Rev. Charlie Murray.
Mrs. Cromwell has provided free haircuts for 15 years at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center and for her passion and dedication has received The President Volunteer service award from four sitting Presidents, and two from former President Barack Obama she have been recognized in newspapers, radio and local News stations including CNN. She is an ideal team leader and good role model. Mrs. Cromwell really love her family and works very hard on keeping it together, she has a loving supportive husband SGT Lamar Cromwell Marine veteran, they are proud parents of Asia Cromwell who they adopted at three days old, they set out to adopting a baby girl who they were told would be biracial, however, she turned out not to be, but they still move forward with the adoption, believing that love is color blind. She is also an author of a book written by a ghost writer, Loving and Raising Asia, that tells the story of a proud African-American couple adopting a white child in the south. Their daughter graduated college with an Associates Degree in applied science for Aircraft Maintenance Technology.
Forever humble and grateful to friends and family and the community at large for their hands in loving and raising Asia.
As she believes it takes a village!!!
PSO INC. was born in loving memory of my dear uncle SFC Sam Caulder and all of the forgotten unsung American heroes of the Vietnam Era. We thank them for their service and the freedom we enjoy because of them !!!!!