As the Founder and Executive Director of Project Street Outreach Inc, J. Denise Cromwell has spent over 20 years advocating for veteran and active-duty service
members in need of the Charleston, South Carolina community. Before her retirement as a Master Barber, J. Denise took advantage of her businesses: Barbering Plus and Asia’s Ice Cream Snack Shop, as community outposts to collaborate with residents, community groups, and businesses to assess community needs and provide resources for low-income families. Those resources included, mentorship, AIDS awareness, voting registration information, and employment resources for low-income families.
Twenty years ago, Project Street Outreach, PSO INC. was founded by J. Denise Cromwell in honor of her uncle, SFC Sam Caulder, U.S. Army Veteran, and his military service during the Vietnam War and ultimate loss to suicide. Project Street Outreach Inc. has been recognized for it's outstanding community service with homeless veterans and active-duty service members in crisis. Since losing her beloved husband, SGT Lamar Cromwell, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, J. Denise has extended her efforts by dedicating countless hours to raise awareness and advocacy. She has traveled to Capitol Hill to fight for change on behalf of our military service members and their families facing health issues from exposure to contaminated waters while serving at Camp Lejuene.
Her devotion and dedication as an advocate for military members and their families has earned J. Denise recognition in the form of Presidential pins, the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Department of Veterans Affairs Certificates of Appreciation for Volunteer Service and letters from four sitting Presidents honoring her volunteer service. In honor of her uncle, SFC Sam Caulder, and all of those who have served for our freedom, J. Denise Cromwell is on a selfless mission to support military veterans in need.
J. Denise Cromwell
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