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LFPR - October 29, 2019 - 0 comments

BRYAN COUNTY, GA – October 29, 2019 – Family Promise of Bryan County opens its new location at 177 Spruce St. in Richmond Hill with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. This will be followed by an open house from 5 – 8 p.m. that evening and from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.

This new location for Family Promise of Bryan County enables the local non-profit organization to host families in partnership with their host congregations in Bryan County who provide meals and volunteers. The first family will take residence in the new facility the weekend of the open house.

“There are currently 88 children known to be homeless in Bryan County. This new location will allow us to help local families in need,” Family Promise Board Chairwoman Chris Hasson said. “We ask that the local community donates housewarming gifts for our shelter such as diapers, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, detergent, trash bags, and cleaning supplies. We also need financial contributions and volunteers to maintain this home, and are appealing to the community to support our mission of ending homelessness here in Bryan County.”

To help contribute to the sustainment of this home, Family Promise of Bryan County asks that families, groups, businesses, or organizations join together to provide rent for a month as a donation of $1,500. This level of contribution will allow Family Promise to pay rent on the new property and provide for the families for one month, so the non-profit has one less worry as they help local families who have fallen on hard times. Donations of furniture and clothing are not required, but can be exchanged for vouchers at Goodwill.

For inquiries about donations, please contact Chris Hasson at

Family Promise of Bryan County works with host congregations to reduce the number of families who are separated when they fall on difficult times and find themselves homeless. The organization recognizes that poverty is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response. They respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. They provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families, and advocate for at-risk families to prevent homelessness.

To learn more about Family Promise of Bryan County, please visit or call 912-445-4021.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).