Family Promise plans luncheon fundraiser

By SARALYN NORKUS Staff Writer
Posted 7/15/17

Family Promise of Bradley County is switching things up this year for their annual fundraising banquet.

Instead of holding the event in the evening, they will be hosting a fundraising luncheon …

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Family Promise plans luncheon fundraiser

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Family Promise of Bradley County is switching things up this year for their annual fundraising banquet.

Instead of holding the event in the evening, they will be hosting a fundraising luncheon from 12 to 1 p.m. July 24 at First United Methodist Church

“It’s the first time we’ve done it as a luncheon,” Executive Director Eva VanHook explained.

“This event has traditionally been held over the summer, and with schedules and vacations, we felt like it would be a different way to reach out to a different audience. We look forward to the outcome and seeing who joins us.”

The hour-long event will feature a speaker with a “unique” perspective of Family Promise, including how they help and what they do.

“We’ve had some incredible speakers in the past. The speaker this year will be no different,” VanHook stated.

Family Promise is an organization that partners with local churches to help provide shelter for families who have come across difficult times.

The organization makes sure they are safe, have enough to eat and have a roof over their heads while in the eight-week program. Throughout the eight weeks, Family Promise is working with the families to connect them with resources for jobs and housing. The ultimate goal is to see those families get back on their feet and into a better situation.

“There are families who are struggling and you’d never know it,” VanHook said.

“People have this misconception that they are addicted, lazy, they don’t want to work, they’re getting welfare and that’s not who I talk about at all. If I can get people to understand that one thing, then compassion usually follows.”

Family Promise of Bradley County will celebrate its sixth birthday in September and has seen 30 families successfully graduate from the program to date.

Tickets for the fundraiser luncheon have been selling quickly, with individual tickets going for $25 or $200 per table. Those still interested in attending can contact Family Promise at 423-650-4106 or visit www.familypromisebradley.org/2017banquet.

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email:saralyn.norkus@clevelandbanner.com

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