We hosted three families (4 adults and 7 children) the week of
May 5th to May 12th.
Eve, who was previously homeless and once was one of our guests, has since found work
and moved into her own apartment right here in Ashland as a result of support from Family Promise helped prepare Friday evening's meal. She served a wonderful Puerto Rican roast pork and black beans and rice which was a big hit with two of our families. She spent time talking to the families currently in the program and encouraged them to stick with the program as it was her road to success.
With great gratitude we thank the following for their help -
Dinner Preparers - Sha'arei Shalom, Sal and Roe Tocco and friends, Pam Dunham, Kathy Craib, Lisa Colby, Vauntina Franklin, Rev.Larry Iannetti, Ruth Hanning and the middle school children, and Eve (formerly with Family Promise).
Desserts - Sha'arei Shalom, Sal & Roe Tocco, Linda Iarussi, Peg Daly, and Bob Ethier.
Overnight Hosting - Bill and Lois Tougas, Kathy Craib, Raman Krishnan, Tina Kingsbury, Sue Wallace, Kim Conner, Pete and Linda Russo, Kendra Sampson from Framingham State University, Tom Colby, Karen and Emily Wenzell, and Alan and Vickie Mancini.
Set up and breakdown for converting classrooms to bedrooms - Kathy Craib, Vauntina Franklin, and Sue Rivas.
Sue Wallace for opening the Thrift Shop for the families Wednesday evening.
Steve Howard for preparing a hot breakfast Saturday morning, which is always a treat.
Thanks to all who donated food, and took home laundry when the week was over. It takes many volunteers to make this program a success.
Our next hosting date is the week of September 15th.
Lois Tougas, Meals Coordinator