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Family Promise providing shelter & housing for Sevier County fire victims

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Family Promise providing shelter & housing for Sevier County fire victims

“We’re able to do so much more than shelter. We’re trying to break the cycle of homelessness by sticking with them.” In late November 2016, wildfires raged through the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, devastating the town of Gatlinburg and Sevier County. Fourteen people were killed, and thousands of families and individuals were displaced. Family Promise of Blount County immediately recognized the need for shelter/case management, and offered our services to help those in our neighboring county.   Through a grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the support...

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BBQ Throwdown!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on BBQ Throwdown!

BBQ Throwdown!

Join us on October 16-17, 2015, for the amazing Barbeque Throwdown! This yearly competition is part of the awesome Town of Louisville 6th Annual Octoberfest.  The Throwdown is sponsored by Family Promise of Blount County. Entry form:  FP Sponsor TOL BBQ Entry Form 2015 Flyer: BBQ Flyer For more info, contact Family Promise of Blount County at director@blountfamilypromise.org or...

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7/2/2015 – DAY CENTER CLOSED DUE TO EVACUATION

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on 7/2/2015 – DAY CENTER CLOSED DUE TO EVACUATION

Family Promise’s offices and Day Center are CLOSED today, 7/2/2015, due to the train derailment/fire and mandatory evacuation in Alcoa/Maryville. Please join us in praying for all the first responders involved and all of our neighbors who have been affected. If you have an emergency, please call 865-209-2096.  Please leave a message with your name, phone number, and emergency need, and we will contact you as soon as possible.  

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Volunteer Appreciation Picnic with Family Promise Founder Karen Olson!

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Volunteer Appreciation Picnic with Family Promise Founder Karen Olson!

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic with Family Promise Founder Karen Olson!

Join us on Thursday, July 9th, for our VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PICNIC!  Family Promise Founder Karen Olson will be joining us!  Meet the woman who started an entire movement across our country and help us thank all of our volunteers who are impacting those in need in Blount County! All volunteers of Family Promise are invited to join us from 6 PM to 9 PM! Location:  Field of Dreams 2729 Middlesettlements Road, Maryville, TN 37801 (Go approximately 1 mile past Middlesettlements United Methodist Church; look for the “Family Promise” signs.) It’s simply astounding to see what...

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Resurrection Run is just around the corner on April 4!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Resurrection Run is just around the corner on April 4!

Have you always wanted to run a 5K?  Experienced and want to support a good cause?  Join us on Saturday, April 4, for the annual Resurrection Run in Blount County!  Monte Vista Baptist Church does a fantastic job sponsoring and implementing this amazing 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile fun walk, with the families of Family Promise of Blount County benefiting from the proceeds. START / FINISH:  Sandy Springs Park Pavilion, at the intersection of Best St. and Karrow St. in Maryville, Tennessee. COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Circular course running through the historic Maryville residential area with a fast...

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Coordinators Workshop – March 23, 2015

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Coordinators Workshop – March 23, 2015

Calling all Family Promise Congregation Coordinators! Need to increase your volunteer base? Want to talk about how to handle unusual situations during your host week?  Want to discuss how to better help the families that you serve through Family Promise?  Join us for our Coordinators Workshop on Monday, March 23, at 6 PM at the Family Promise Day Center (Green Meadow United Methodist Church, 1633 Louisville Road, Alcoa, TN 37701.) We’ll be learning from each other as we discuss best practices that have worked in different situations — from volunteer retention, new volunteer...

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