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Doves take off at the ribbon cutting for Family Promise of Irving.

Doves take off at the ribbon cutting for Family Promise of Irving.

Family Promise of Irving now has a restored historic house to call home. The faith-based nonprofit that supports families with children who are homeless held a ribbon cutting April 22 for the new quarters on 3rd St. in downtown Irving. The event included the release of doves, a symbol of hope at a place of hope for families.

Teri Petty, who runs the nonprofit, was all smiles as she showed off the new place. She said about two-thirds of the cost of the house has been paid. She also announced the nonprofit’s Capital Campaign Fund called “Investing in Families.” The campaign will help pay for the house.

Along with funds, the nonprofit always seeks more churches to join, Ten churches serve as host congregations and two are buddy congregations. Host churches take turns providing shelter and meals for the families. Buddy churches provide volunteers.

Last year, Petty said 460 volunteers provided more than 9,000 hours to Family Promise.

Up next for the nonprofit is Gentle Denstistry of Las Colinas 2015 Steps and Strikes 5K/10K and Fun Run on Sept. 12. To learn more, visit familypromiseirving.org.

 

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