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17 May 2019

Family Promise of Knoxville

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Several members of Wimbledon Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire located in Knoxville, Tennessee recently presented a check for $1000 from their Chapter members to Mary LeMense, the director of a local charity, Family Promise, Knoxville.

This organization is pledged to help families stay together and be well cared for while waiting for long term housing.

Pictured from left are, Lindsay Franco-Ferreira, Chapter Regent, Diana Fetterman, Mary LeMense, Director of FPK, Jane Luhn, and Joan McCulloch.

The members also toured the charity’s premises and learned some of what it takes to shepherd a family in distress through the process of waiting for and working towards moving into a real home. Family

Promise of Knoxville (FPK) has been working since 2005 to address the problem of family homelessness in our community. They have sheltered over 200 families with a 79% success rate of placing families in safe, secure and sustainable housing. It is one of over 200 affiliates of Family Promise, Inc., operating in 43 states. Family Promise works in partnership with the interfaith community to help low-income and homeless families achieve sustainable independence.

Thank you to Lindsay for the article and the photographs.