Due to the hard work of many people Interfaith's Family Promise program has received a $138,000 grant from the Murdoch Foundation! This grant will be paid out over three years and will help pay for our new case manager, Gina Hanna, and our Transportation Director (aka van driver). We are so thankful to the many people who poured hours of effort into making this happen, and especially to Sunsan Janic.
Interfaith Coalition is the recipient of two grants from the Whatcom Community Foundation's "Project Neighborly" program. Family Promise will receive $5,000 to help with volunteer training. In addition, Kids Need Books will receive $5,000 to purchase bilingual books to supplement current book donations. We are so appreciative of the support for both these wonderful programs!
We are looking for volunteers in the building trades to help renovate our new Family Promise Day Center at the First Christian Church, 495 East Bakerview road, Bellingham. Here, homeless families will be given the professional support and training needed to help them find stable housing. Right now, we could use help with carpentry, plumbing and painting. Please contact Mike Hess, Interfaith Coalition Property Manager, 360-734-3983 if you have questions or can help.