Family Promise of White County will convene its third Community Meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2015 to review with interested citizens, stakeholders, and supporters progress being made toward reopening the Day Center and resuming the hosting of homeless families. This meeting will be hosted by Resurrection Episcopal Church at 6:00 PM in its fellowship hall.

Family Promise National continues to work closely with the FPWC board of directors and the local network of churches to re-establish the residential program for hosting homeless families. FPWC continues to focus on developing a plan to secure financial supporters. At the March meeting, FWPC reviewed progress populating necessary committees and reported that several individuals had expressed interest in serving on the board of directors. Over the next few months, the board and newly formed committees will be working to establish not only a capital reserve fund but also sustainable income sources that will enable resumption of the housing program as soon as possible. More than a dozen local churches that house and feed the homeless families are also providing much appreciated funding and volunteer support.

The greatest need continues to be recruiting more volunteers who can staff committees to help with fund-raising, special events, and communications. Additional board members are also needed. Anyone with a heart-felt commitment for helping homeless children and their families and wanting to see Family Promise return better and stronger is encouraged to join in the community meeting to rally support and resources toward these goals. The community meeting is scheduled for:

Thursday, April 23rd
6:00 PM
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
1755 Duncan Bridge Road
Sautee, Georgia 30571

This meeting will focus on the upcoming steps needed to rebuild this program. Jesse Nix will lead a discussion about the “Bridges Out Of Poverty” program. We sincerely hope that many will attend and will encourage attendance from friends and others in their congregations. At this meeting we will update the status of the on-going plan and identify resources still necessary to resume serving families. Together, we will ensure that this crucial community resource is once again in place to help families in White County as soon as possible. The phone at FPWC remains active and inquiries are being responded to.

For more information, please contact Bill Owen (FPWC) at (407) 808-6414 or Tom Cioffi (Family Promise National) at (770) 985-7353.

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