Friday, May 20, 2011

Apartment Angels Choose a FP Client Family!

The Apartment Angels Program has awarded the Broomer Family SIX months of rent, free of charge.  The Program was created so that families selected who may have been affected by a particular crisis in their lives, will have time to reposition themselves financially.

The Broomers came to Family Promise last February after they experienced a fire which destroyed literally everything they owned.  They came to us with the clothes that their church had given them and nothing more.  You could say, it was a “blessing in disguise” when they arrived on our doorstep. They came to us with innate leadership and parenting skills.  Also, as can happen, when families who did not ask to live with each other have disagreements, the Broomers are always able to stay neutral and do not get involved.  I have often heard them say, “We treat others as we would like to be treated”. In essence, the Broomers have been a role model since day one.

Mom, Charyce Broomer, is the House Manager at Family Promise “buttoning down the hatches” every night before the families leave for the churches.  Larry, Sr. is the “floor guy” keeping both the kitchen, and wood floors spotless.  Of course, Larry, Jr. (4yrs) and little Nevaeh (1yr) are a delight.  We all adore Nevaeh’s little Miss America hand-wave as she goes past our offices.  She also closes our doors if we look busy, pretty perceptive for a 1yr. old!  What is most admirable is that they are always appreciative for anything, no matter how small or how large it is, and they make sure you know.   So, we will miss this little family when they leave Family Promise in the next couple weeks.  Keep them in your prayers that God will continue to support them in the days ahead.

Merrie Bailey, Interim ED

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