SAVANNAH, GA– February 22, 2018 – Family Promise of Greater Savannah will honor their 20th anniversary with the 14th Annual Hymns for Hope Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at Calvary Baptist Temple 4625 Waters Ave.
Area choirs will come together for an evening of song, praise and celebration. Contemporary songs and classics will lift attendees’ spirits and renew their faith in celebration of a new year full of newopportunities. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit Family Promise’s programs and outreach efforts.
“We are excited to kick off a full year of celebration for our 20th anniversary with such elegance as we host our 14th Annual Hymns for Hope concert,” said Family Promise of Greater Savannah Executive Director Katrina Bostick. “I am humbled by the support and funds we have received from this event and many others over the past 20 years, because our organization would not be able to work toward our mission without the support of our community.”
Family Promise founder Karen Olson will also speak at Hymns for Hope. She started the organization in 1988 with the mission of helping low-income families nationwide to achieve sustainable independence. An unexpected encounter with a homeless woman in 1982 was motivation toget involved, and Olson founded the first Interfaith Hospitality Network in 1986 in her home state of New Jersey.
That network grew to become Family Promise and has expanded to 42 states and involves more than 125,000 volunteers and 5,000 congregations of all religious faiths. Under Olson’s continuing direction, Family Promise has expanded its mission beyond providing immediate assistance to homeless families to include a family mentoring homelessness prevention program along with initiatives to address the underlying causes of homelessness. Olson serves on the Family Homelessness Task Force of the National Interagency Council on Homelessness. She has been honored with many awards and has been featured in several national publications as well as in Ohio Congressman John Kasich’s book. “Courage is Contagious, Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the Face of America.”
Family Promise of Greater Savannah provides homeless families with children emergency shelters, meals, and encompassing support. The organization has a strong track record in keeping families together during difficult times, while offering support and resources towards long-term independence.
Tickets for this event cost $20 per person and can be purchased by visiting www.familypromisesavannah.org/events. For more information about Family Promise of Greater Savannah, please visit www.familypromisesavannah.org.
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