As we enter the final phase of summer, we reflect on how things have changed, but also have stayed the same! Family Promise of Beaufort County currently has three families in our Shelter Program. Although the lodging portion of our program looks a lot different than normal, the generosity and kindness of our congregations, volunteers, and local community remains stalwart! Because of the benevolence of our donors, FPBC is currently in a solid financial position to ensure we can continue to provide shelter and resources to those families in our care.
The staff at Family Promise of Beaufort County has made the decision to continue to provide lodging for our families at the extended-stay hotel for the remainder of 2020. Our decision is based primarily on the uncertainty of the congregation’s reopening schedule and availability of the volunteers who we normally rely on for our shelter and guest care. We believe by making this decision, it relieves any pressure there may be on our congregations to make a commitment to host for the remainder of 2020, gives our guests continuity with respect to lodging, and allows all of us to focus on planning for 2021.
We are happy to report that our parents are all working full-time, our children are attending daycare and The Virtual Hub at the Boys & Girls Club in Bluffton. The FPBC staff continues to assess the COVID-19 situation by making/amending plans and strategies to deal with anything that may come our way. Rest assured, our families are well taken care of, as we continue to provide food and shelter to those in need.
As always, the FPBC staff are here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
If you or your friends would like to contribute to the support of our families, Food Lion gift cards in small denominations are always welcome. You can drop them off between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday ~ Friday. Please remember to wear your mask!
Take care of yourselves and those around you!
Thanks from your friends at Family Promise Beaufort County.