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Family Promise golf outing June 23

POSTED: June 1, 2017 10:09 a.m.

Family Promise of Bryan County will hold its 3rd Annual Golf Outing on June 23 at Sterling Links Golf Club. The shotgun start will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Cost is $75 per player or $300 for a four-person team. Lunch is included and there will be prizes and raffles.

Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families become financially stable, secure long-term housing and live independently. The organization’s new day center, located at 10695 Ford Ave., will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On site, an Interfaith Hospitality Network director and a social worker provide case-management services. Members of families who are living in temporary housing — often provided by area host churches — may utilize the center, and Family Promise helps by providing transportation to and from the facility.

Director Candice Fife said now that the facility is up and running, it must be maintained. In addition, donations are always needed to help care for and feed the families who turn to the organization in times of need. Family Promise is also looking to add to its network of churches that host families for a week at a time. Churches serve the families dinner each night and give them places to sleep, with Family Promise providing the beds.

Family Promise of Bryan County began in October 2013 when concerned community members assembled to discuss the possibility of establishing an affiliate of the national non-profit organization. The local affiliate collaborates with area churches and social services agencies to help families become financially stable and independent by providing food, shelter, and support services for homeless families, as well as advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless.

To learn more about Family Promise of Bryan County and how to get involved, please visit www.familypromisebryancounty.org. For more information, call (912) 388-6522.

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