Family Promise raises awareness for homeless families

Family Promise Northern Shenandoah Valley is raising awareness of the growing homeless crisis by participating in Night Without a Bed.

Members of Family Promise across the country will spend one night without a bed to spread awareness for families experiencing homelessness, especially for the 35% of the nation’s homeless population that include families with children.

The event will begin on Saturday, October 21st to Sunday morning, October 22nd.

Participants can sleep anywhere but a bed like your car, in a tent, at your church, or anywhere else.

At the end of the event, the organization asks you to post pictures or videos with captions about your experience on social media.

FPNSV is also accepting donations to support children of families experiencing homelessness through a link available here or by check to FPNSV, 131 Market St, Winchester, VA.

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Family Promise of Shenandoah County honor Family Promise Week

Family Promise of Shenandoah County brings awareness of the issues of homelessness and other challenges of the families of the county.

According to the organization’s press release they will honor Family Promise week with two events.

The first will be held Oct. 24 at Antioch Church 23502 Senedo Rd. Woodstock from 2 to 4.

The second event takes place Thurs. Oct. 28 when an open house will be held from 10:30 to 4 at 781 Spring Parkway in Woodstock.

The propose of the events is to bring awareness to the fact that one in sixteen children are homeless before first grade according to the press release.

The gatherings wish to bring awareness and solutions to this alarming statistic.

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