National Service Recognition Day Volunteers Will Transform the Former Cassano's Grocery Building
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 marks the sixth National Service Recognition Day. To honor this event Mayor David Condon, City Councilwoman Kate Burke, United Way's AmeriCorps VISTA team and staff will be volunteering alongside the Family Promise of Spokane team, the YouthBuild team, and other community volunteers. The goal is to transform the former Cassano's Grocery building into a place of hope for homeless families.
Family Promise of Spokane will host the National Service Recognition Day volunteers to complete projects such as power washing, cleaning windows, and scrubbing and painting the upstairs apartments. These efforts all work towards the goal to increase the shelter's capacity from 50 people to 80 people per night.
Starting in 1997, Family Promise of Spokane has empowered and trained thousands of volunteers to keep families together and create a community where no family is homeless. Since 2016, they have grown from serving 64 people to serving over 900 homeless children and their parents in 2018.
Most of this rapid growth is due to the addition of the Open Doors 24/7 Emergency Family Shelter, which provides shelter and resources to children and parents experiencing homelessness. 3108 Kindergarten through 12th grade students experienced homelessness in Spokane County in 2018. Family Promise helps these families in need and now they are expanding to better serve more families.
We are proud to partner with Family Promise of Spokane for the National Service Recognition Day. Please join us on April 2nd, 2019 at 2002 E. Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 and be a part of the transformation.
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