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Homeless charity received Rotary grant
Family Promise Presentation - Shane Gray and Lesley Francis
Shane Gray, board member of Family Promise, receives a grant check for $2,000 from Rotary Club of Richmond Hill President Lesley Francis on Monday. - photo by Photo provided.

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill presented a grant check for $2,000 to Family Promise board member Shane Gray during a meeting Monday.
Family Promise applied for the community grant and was awarded the check from funds raised by the club throughout the year, particularly at the club’s annual fundraisers.  
“I’m thrilled that Rotary is interested in partnering with Family Promise of Bryan County in the important work of ending family homelessness in this community, Gray said. “Your generous donation will help us purchase beds for the families, and brings us an important step closer to accomplishing our goal later this year. We have 11 of the 13 churches required for the temporary housing program, and we hope to be ready to begin our program later this year.”  
“Our club’s objective this year is to ‘Light Up Rotary’ and to support future generations in particular,” said club President Lesley Francis, who presented the check. “I personally cannot think of a more important issue than protecting, feeding and housing children, and Family Promise’s mission to help homeless families find a permanent home touched many of our hearts. We were informed that there are currently 66 homeless kids attending Bryan County Schools, and we hope that the purchase of beds through this latest Rotary grant helps Family Promise begin their important work in our community as soon as possible.”
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