As promised yesterday, here’s a slideshow of the opening ceremony and the Beverly facility itself. As is clear from the photos, there was a pretty good turnout for the event, including Mayor Bill Scanlon, who cut the ribbon together with Family Promise North Shore‘s Network Manager, Gloucester native Elise Sinagra.
It’s great that we have this new initiative (following a nation-wide model) to help families who are homeless by offering a day center where kids and parents can spend time in a safe, sheltered environment, or where the they can have a stable temporary address for school bus pickups, job applications, etc. Several Gloucester churches are involved in the program in one way or another, either as an institution or through the volunteer efforts of their members. But help and donations are still needed!
The moment of the ribbon cutting (yesterday’s photo was 1 second before…)
– Fr. Matthew Green
Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon was at the newly established center for Family Promise North Shore to cut the ribbon together with FPNS’s Network Director, Elise Sinagra, yesterday evening:
Family Promise North Shore serves homeless families with children, providing a day shelter with all the essentials, and overnight sleeping quarters in conjunction with houses of worship in the region. Family Promise is a national model for helping homeless families live with dignity and find permanent housing solutions.
I will have a slideshow of the event and the facility tomorrow.
– Fr. Matthew Green
Sista Felicia organizes this every year. This year they are making 90 pies total.
Kim Smith Dropped by to cover it.
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Monday, November 21 at 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 22 at 2:30 am and 10:30 pm
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