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November 19, 2012

Hope continues for Family Promise

Clinton County grouphelping the homeless hasnew officers, seeks funds

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Some funds have come in to help Family Promise here with its remaining costs for 2012.

About $2,000 was raised by the organization’s Great Pumpkin Prediction Race at the Crete Center in Plattsburgh, held on Oct. 27, and an anonymous donor gave $1,000 last week. 

Unfortunately, that’s not enough.

The organization’s annual cost is about $112,000.

”We would need to secure at least half of that,” to start up again, Bradish said.

At present, she is the organization’s only remaining paid employee, but she will be laid off in two weeks if enough funding is not secured for the nonprofit to resume business. Family Promise’s program aide was laid off in October, Bradish said.

STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS

Despite its precarious position, Family Promise is still serving those in need, at least in a small way. Bradish is putting together Thanksgiving food baskets for a number of former clients.

Pat Poissant, owner of Ultrawave salon in Plattsburgh, is donating the Thanksgiving turkeys, and the congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Plattsburgh is helping with the baskets as well.

The public is invited to pitch in as well, Bradish said.

”People are very generous around the holidays.”

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HOW TO HELP

Send financial donations or gift cards to Family Promise, P.O. Box 2873 Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Specify whether checks are for food baskets or the organization itself. Reach Director Maureen Bradish at 562-0710 or via email at maureen.bradish@verizon.net.

Learn more at: http://familypromise ofclintoncounty. webs.com.

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