There’s still room for teams to join in the Homeless Night Challenge in support of Hope Awaits Men’s Homeless Shelter.
The event features a shelter building contest, live music, a silent auction, food and more.
Fourteen teams have registered so far, with the challenge taking place on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 7 pm at the Kiwanis Bandshell.
Deborah Metlin, challenge spokesperson, says the fundraiser is supporting Hope Awaits’ operations and raising awareness, with the possibility of growth in the future.
“There’s a potential to open the doors even more during the day so we can maybe grow and have another facility. That may seem like a dream right now, but the dream Nicole [Millage] had so many years ago started with one building and seven beds, and here she is today,” Metlin says.
Executive Director Nicole Millage says they’ve housed about 120 men since opening their building four years ago and look to foster a family atmosphere.
“When they come in we tell them ‘you’re part of our family now.” All of our clients, they help with chores, with cooking and cleaning,” Millage says. “We really run as a family home and it’s not just the relationship between us and them, but even between each other. We’ve seen how they care about each other, too.”
To find out more about the challenge visit: https://www.hopeawaitsministries.com/homeless-night-challenge.html