MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Despite the freezing temperatures, ice and snow, a warm glow emanated from McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch, as Family Promise of Monmouth County (http://www.familypromisemc.org) – the only non-profit organization specifically serving homeless families with children –raised more than $15,000 at the organization’s Appreciation Dinner.

During the dinner, which included a social hour, gift auction and live entertainment from local musicians Andy McDonough, Joe Petillo & Bill Simcox,  Family Promise of Monmouth County honored a number of individuals and groups for their support of the 13-year old non-profit, including:

  • Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the seven Founding Congregations who have provided ongoing support and dedication to alleviating family homelessness;
  • Community Service – Jersey Shore University Medical Center for providing fresh linens every week for Family Promise guests
  • Volunteer Coordinator Award – Joyce Johnson, Middletown United Methodist Church

Pledges and donations for day-to-day operations as well as funding for a new day center are greatly appreciated.  To learn more about how to help homeless families, please contact:  www.familypromisemc.org or call 732-495-1050.

 

Who is Family Promise of Monmouth County?

Family Promise of Monmouth County (www.familypromisemc.org), a 501c3 non-profit affiliate of national Family Promise, which works with community agencies, faith-based services, churches and synagogues to provide shelter, meals, transportation and intensive case management for homeless families. The network is made up ofhost congregations which have pledged the use of their facilities, the participation of volunteers and financial support, and support congregations who provide additional volunteers and financial support.   Information about FPMC is available online:  www.familypromisemc.org.  Please like, follow and share FPMC on all social media channels and make tax-deductible donations on their website.