Founded Palmetto Hope Network in October of 2019, The core of our mission is to provide Hope to Communities and Victims of Violent Crimes Through Advocacy and Education By Collaborating with Law Enforcement, The Clergy and Other Stakeholders. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.
Mr. Marlvis (Butch) Kennedy is currently employed as a Systems Engineer at SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), where he provides design and engineering support for the Combat operations Center for the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Kennedy serves as the director of Project Unity USA; a non-profit organization that works with local law enforcement, clergy, local businesses, community leaders, media and residents to assist with reducing crime. Project Unity USA is a diversified organization that brings cultures together from all walks of life in a unified effort to repair relationships in our communities and within law enforcement.
It is Mr. Kennedy’s belief that “Either you stand for something, or you will fall for anything!!” As the Director for Project Unity USA he has been volunteering in the Tri- County area for over thirteen years, standing up for those that are unable to stand up for themselves. Although he is proud of the success Project Unity has achieved he is not so naïve as to know that there is so much more work to be done. Edmund Burke said “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is that good men and women do nothing”. Project Unity is leading the fight to galvanize our communities and make them safer for all its citizens.
Mr. Kennedy is a member at large of the CCSG (Charleston Community Service Group) an organization that supports needy families in the tri-county area. He also serves as an executive board member of the (DVCC) Tri-County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the statewide domestic violence task force, and Arm in Arm South Carolina.
Mr. Kennedy is the founder of REALMAD (REAL Men against Domestic Violence/abuse), whose primary focus is to mentor and educate men and children about Domestic Violence. Their motto is “REAL Men don’t hit women” Our main goal is to get more men to stand up and speak out about the number one crime in South Carolina “Domestic Violence”.
Project Unity USA and REALMAD have joined together to introduce the White Ribbon Campaign, a campaign geared towards getting men to take a stand against violence against women by taking the pledge (“Never to Commit, Condone or remain silent about violence against women”).
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