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File #: 190949    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/21/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Also naming the unit block of Edgewood Street as "Destiny Smallwood Carr Way," in honor of Destiny Smallwood Carr, to commemorate her long-time dedication and generous public service to her community.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19094900, 2. Signature19094900

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Also naming the unit block of Edgewood Street as “Destiny Smallwood Carr Way,” in honor of Destiny Smallwood Carr, to commemorate her long-time dedication and generous public service to her community.

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WHEREAS, Destiny Smallwood Carr was a prominent African American business owner in West Philadelphia, and operated several businesses in the area of 60th and Market Streets; and

 

WHEREAS, Destiny served as Chief Operations Officer for Home Health Care Plus. In this role, Destiny worked in the areas of finance, business planning, mergers and building acquisitions; and

 

WHEREAS, Prior to her role at Home Health Care Plus, Destiny served as General Manager for Home Care Agency, providing care for individuals needing assistance in their home, and also worked for a certified nursing assistant training program, a chiropractic care facility and an urgent care facility; and

 

WHEREAS, Along with her accomplished career in the healthcare industry, Destiny was also greatly interested in education. She served as a Board Member with a distinguished record for the former Bok Technical High School in South Philadelphia; and

 

WHEREAS, Destiny was a staunch advocate for her community, always lending a helpful hand to those who needed her. As an additional way to aide her community, Destiny worked diligently to achieve her goal of bringing affordable rental spaces to the area; and

 

WHEREAS, Destiny was strong, and struggled for years in her battle with cancer. In April of 2018, Destiny Smallwood Carr lost her battle to cancer at the age of 42, leaving behind family, friends, and the many Philadelphians who had great respect for her; and

 

WHEREAS, Destiny is survived by her husband, Jerry Carr, who continues her community service work. She will forever be remembered for her commitment to serving her community; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, Hereby also names the unit block of Edgewood Street as “Destiny Smallwood Carr Way” in honor of Destiny Smallwood Carr, to commemorate her long-time dedication and generous public service to her community.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Destiny Smallwood Carr as evidence of the sincere admiration and respect of this legislative body.

 

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