A 'Hand Up,' Not a 'Hand Out'
On behalf of Family Promise of Moore County, I am writing to report on the great success and thank the many contributors of the second annual Harvest the Promise food tasting and auction, held in October at the Fair Barn.
With the help of several area restaurants, churches and individuals, we were able to raise significant funds to help assist our county's homeless children and their families while they are in a transitional period seeking permanent housing.
Since its beginning nearly 10 years ago, Family Promise of Moore County has helped scores of children and their families going through a difficult period by providing temporary shelter, food, transportation and genuine caring. With the average age of a homeless American now at 9 years old, it is imperative that this work continues.
As the economy remains weak, and more families find themselves homeless, it is only through the generous support of the community that Family Promise is able to assist these individuals by "giving them a hand up, not a hand out."
On behalf of all the volunteers of Family Promise, its staff and board members, the volunteers and participants in the Harvest the Promise event, and especially the children and families we have served, thank you.
Donations are always appreciated and are used very judiciously, with much effect produced from each dollar given.
May you and your families have a blessed and peaceful holiday season.
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