Greenawalds firefighter Mike Santiago shows brothers Eli Geiger, 6; Adam, 8; and Evan, 2; the officer’s seat in Engine 1111. The boys were spending the day with Mom Mom and Pop Pop, Karen and Tim Lichtenwalner, of North Whitehall. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDCindy Cope plays the crash test dummy for Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMTs Heather Bally and Melanie Jones. Additional photos appear on pages A7 and A15. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
RIGHT: Addyson Schuler, 5, takes some time for the photo booth at the Family Promise of Lehigh Valley’s Harvest of Hope Festival at the Jordan UCC Grove, South Whitehall. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDKira Vogel, 3, and Jacob, 5, of Schnecksville let the rings fly at the ring toss game at Family Promise of Lehigh Valley’s Harvest of Hope Festival at the Jordan UCC Grove. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Liam Rivera, 6, listens to Maria Stencil’s, 8, heart sounds as Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMT Heather Bally looks on in the patient compartment of an ambulance. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Family Promise staff and volunteers include Todd McClincey and Patti Newman, development directors; Jim Byrnes, executive director; Greenawalds UCC Pastor Judy Brandon, and Board of Trustees Treasurer Steve Kovacs. All helped enlighten the public on the role of Family Promise at the Harvest of Hope Festival at Jordan UCC.PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Family Promise offers a Harvest of Hope
A Harvest of Hope Festival for Family Promise of Lehigh Valley recently took place in the Jordan United Church of Christ grove at Walbert Avenue and Church Road, South Whitehall.
Family Promise assists homeless children and their families.
The national organization is comprised of regionally based affiliates, which allows for collaboration with existing services in the communities.
Local volunteers and staff serve the Family Promise’s mission through their time, talents, and service to meet the immediate, basic needs of displaced families and assist them to build patterns that will bring long-term stability.
According to Family Promise of Lehigh Valley Executive Director Jim Byrnes, the local affiliate is aiding four families at this time.
Family Promise, in conjunction with area religious organizations, provides housing and food to these families seven days a week.
They work with local, state and federal government agencies as wells as nonprofit organizations to help these families achieve independence and self- reliance.