You can help provide a safe haven for families experiencing homelessness while they work to establish a new start. SPD hosts Families Moving Forward three times a year, and we are scheduled to host FMF families during the week of Oct. 11–17. Due to COVID-19, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, who sponsors FMF, is sheltering families in hotels. Guests still go to the Program Center during the week where breakfast and lunch items are available. Evening meals are served at the hotel but have to be prepared by a commercial kitchen. Hosting congregations are responsible for providing grocery items for breakfast and lunch and for ordering the food for dinner. Rock Elm will be preparing the meals for us.
Since it is not possible to bring food donations to our church building or prepare evening meals, we are seeking financial donations to cover these needs and some of the costs of housing families in a hotel. If you would like to help support this ministry you can either donate on-line using the Angel Fund or by sending a check to the St Philip the Deacon church office with FMF noted in the memo line. Please help support this important ministry!