FAMILY PROMISE OF LAWRENCE INC
November 13, 2009
I've watched this service grow from its infancy as idea and a dream into a living and breathing reality. The program is well constructed and organized, has many years of success behind it, and it's already proven "tried & true" here in Lawrence. At least two families I know of personally are back on their feet and living in real homes and thriving. The coordinator at our church is amazing, and there are other amazing volunteers in charge of different aspects of our week of hosting...the food, the setup and tearing down of rooms, etc. Everyone pitches in and it gives you a warm feeling to be part of something that directly helps others. And my children LOVE Family Promise week and beg to go play with their new friends every evening. Meeting the families and hearing their stories has been a blessing to my family that I never would have expected. We now find ourselves wanting to keep in touch and see the families whether they are visiting another church or are back on their own. It's just another way of making new friends now for us-- and who couldn't use more friends?
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my own church, and seen it in other host churches. And I've gotten to see first hand one of the families getting out on their own again and what a difference the program made to them.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
what it's done to show me and my family that there is no "them and us." We're all in this life together and we are responsible for the care of each other. And it can all be done with everyone just pitching in a little.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Mostly from my own church, but I was amazed at meeting some of the volunteers from other churches who came to visit the families even though another church was hosting. They felt the same as we did -- they made new friends and wanted to stay in touch.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I've helped with setting up, volunteer in evenings, stayed overnight.