Family Promise of Bryan County’s mission is to help homeless families find a permanent home.
And there is a pressing need, organizers say.
There are currently 66 homeless kids attending Bryan County Schools, according to Family Promise Public Relations Chairperson Candice Stewart-Fife.
That’s one reason the organization is hosting its first “Raise the Roof” banquet at 7 p.m. March 14 at Belle Island Clubhouse in Richmond Hill.
The fundraiser is $50 per person. There will be dinner, dancing and auctions, and all proceeds go to helping Family Promise of Bryan County begin its work in 2015.
Family Promise seeks to accomplish its mission of helping homeless kids and their families find “stable housing” by first providing them a “safe environment that includes a place to sleep, meals and hospitality,” according to its website.
The group also plans to offer support services to help family members in the search for jobs and affordable housing. It also organizes various congregations to “reach out with compassion to our families in need,” the website said.
There are currently 11 host churches and one support church involved in Family Promise of Bryan County.
For more information about Family Promise of Bryan County, visit www.familypromisebryancounty.org.