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Letter to the Editor: Family Promise auction this weekend

To the editor:

Family Promise of Davie County (FPDC) enjoys broad support from more than two dozen churches across multiple denominations, even from outside the county limits. We provide a broad range of services to families who are experiencing homelessness or who are in danger of being homeless. Since 2017, we have served, and continue to serve, more than 200 families. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of Family Promise, let me say thank you for the support, both human and financial, donated by churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals here in Davie County.

Like every other business and organization in the county, FPDC has had its mission complicated tremendously by the current pandemic. But, we have continued to provide much needed assistance, both financial and moral, to the families we serve and to the families who have graduated from our program. We have even begun new programs, including a transitional housing program thanks to the generosity of Hope Homes of Davie County.

Our bottom line financially is sound right now, but our largest fundraiser each year has been a large gathering for a meal, fellowship, and an auction. This year, the gathering cannot happen, so an on-line auction and fundraising event will take its place this week on Dec. 4 and 5.

What can you do to support FPDC?

First, pray for us and our mission.

Second, if your church or organization doesn’t already work with us, contact our staff or a board member and learn how you can help.

Third, you can participate in the on-line event; just go to the FPDC website to learn how. Finally, you can contribute financially with a direct donation to FPDC, or with a donation to our Endowment Fund at the Davie Community Foundation. Whatever you do will help us provide a hand up to some family who might otherwise have nowhere to call home.

Thank you, and may God bless you during the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

Danny W. Cartner, Mocksville

President, Family Promise of Davie County