Family Renew Community of Volusia County Florida Marks Its 20th Anniversary

Family Renew of Volusia County Florida, a nonprofit agency, is celebrating 20 years of helping homeless families with children find stability and homes in the Daytona Beach/Volusia County Florida area.

Daytona Beach, FL, September 13, 2009 --( The Family Renew Community of Volusia County Florida will be holding its annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 13, 2009, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s ICI Field House in Daytona Beach, Florida. This year the group is celebrating 20 years of supplying support services, including transitional housing, required by families with children who find themselves without adequate shelter. The Family Renew Community’s mission is to provide assistance to achieve permanent housing, and to help families become self-sufficient.

The Family Renew Ice Cream Social is a day for families. Wholesome kid-friendly activities and amusements are being featured such as games, face painting, and clowns. Other entertainment designed to keep adults amused are the silent auction, chance drawings and the Secret Attic Elegant Junque display. And there will be all the cake and ice cream you can eat.

Children under 12 are admitted at no charge. Donations are $5 for adults and children over 12.

Family Renew Community (FRC) is an ecumenical Judeo-Christian undertaking, supported by numerous religious organizations the Daytona Beach/Volusia County, Florida area. All of the religious groups are financial sponsors, and comprise the Directorship of Family Renew Community, Inc., a private non-profit corporation.

The FRC’s objectives are to serve homeless families; aid with transitional housing from 6-24 months and to help families establish a savings (housing) fund, a family budget; often famly heads require help obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) certificate; FRC works with families to have the funds and stability to make the move to affordable housing in this central Florida community.

To qualify at least one parent of each family must be employed. All families must consent to budget management and training. All families must put money aside toward achieving permanent housing. At the least, this will involve establishing a bank savings account, to be verified by presenting a bank statement each month to be reviewed and added to that family's client file. All families must remain drug and alcohol free.

The volunteers at the Family Renew Community offer families in need a hand up not a hand out. Come out on Sunday, to help raise funds for this worthy cause to save families in our community to sustain our community.

For more details about this event and the services provided by Family Renew Community contact Claris Mac’Kie, Executive Director, 386-615-3837

Family Renew Community Of Volusia County Florida
Henry Gandolph