Community CAR-dboard City

Contributed by Laurie Kari and Gini King-Taylor

Family Promise Mat-Su is excited to announce the birthday of our first annual community-wide CAR-dboard City! This event will take place July 19, 2019 at the Alaska Fairgrounds, Green Gate, from 5pm Friday evening through Saturday morning, 8am, July 20.

Family Promise Mat-Su is a nonprofit for families without housing in the Valley. We shelter families in area churches and on site, offering them compassionate care through immediate assistance, shelter, meals, and case management. Money raised at this event is critical to alleviating the pains of homelessness.

This year, Family Promise Mat-Su is “widening the net” to include MyHouse, Alaska Family Services Women’s Shelter, Wasilla Homeless Committee and Blood ‘n Fire/Knik House.

Each of these non-profits steadfastly serves the homeless by working upstream of the problem, as well as holding the safety nets.

Family Promise and these agencies serve with the Mat-Su Coalition on Housing and Homelessness; we join up at local, statewide and national training conferences; and we have shared resources, referrals and support with each other for many years.

Combining agencies strengthens us exponentially. We are all working as a unit to help those without housing regain self-sustainability, health and hope. Therefore, it is a natural progression to work together with this outreach fundraising event that is designed to:

- Raise awareness for the homeless in our Valley
- Raise money to support positive action in serving this population.

With their help at our 12th Annual sleep-out event, our joint missions to end homelessness in the Valley will be supported. "A rising tide lifts all boats!”

Please come alongside us as the Mat-Su continues to be the lighthouse community to help heal those in need. Plan to spend one night in a substandard dwelling or car in solidarity with those who are homeless every night. Donate generously, as your dollars will be spent well for agency guest services.

Mark your calendars: July 19th, 5pm, Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer, Green Gate. Boxes will be provided. $50+ will rent a space for your box.

Contact us at:

Thank you!

- Family Promise, MyHouse, Alaska Family Services Women’s Shelter, Wasilla Homeless Committee and Blood ‘n Fire/Knik House