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June 14, 2013

Homeless initiative gaining momentum

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DANVILLE —

He said currently, they have six of the 13 necessary host congregations and are planning for the day center to be in Camby at the Fairfield Friends Meeting historic building.

Looking ahead, Hartley said the plan is to get more host congregations and then start hiring full-time and part-time employees.

“Once we have that day center, and our 13 host congregations — or at least 10 to 11 — we will look toward hiring a full-time executive director, along with some part-time executive directors,” he said. “We have had a fundraising event, a golf outing at Deer Creek, which was very successful. You’ll be hearing more about this effort in the upcoming months.”

Hartley said he feels as the momentum continues to grow, more people will step up and donate time, money, or equipment that is necessary.

Commission President Phyllis Palmer said she appreciated Hartley taking the time to bring the commissioners up to speed.

“It sounds wonderful and I appreciate the opportunity, myself, to learn more,” she said.

Palmer added that she liked the name change.

“I like changing the name to Family Promise, what you’re offering does give them hope and it gives them an opportunity to improve and have a better situation,” she said.

For more information, visit the website at www.familypromiseofhendrickscounty.org or call 296-3742.

steven.penn@flyergroup.com

 

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