The Murphy Center Community Dinner
“I didn’t know this many people cared about us.” Those are the words, exclaimed with astonishment, by a person experiencing homelessness when he saw the large number of people walking in the Mission to Hope Walk last year.
We think Northern Colorado is a an incredible place to work, play, attend school and live, and we bet you do too. But the reality is that many of our neighbors struggle with homelessness and housing insecurity. In Poudre School District alone, 1,152 children experienced homelessness in the 2017-2018 school year. At this moment 424 residents are experiencing chronic homelessness, almost half who report a disability, on the streets of Fort Collins. The Murphy Center serves about 3,000 unduplicated people annually.
Homelessness Awareness Week, December 1st – 7th, is your opportunity to LEARN, GIVE and ACT. It’s your chance to see beyond the statistics: to share a meal alongside people housed and houseless, and to interact person-to-person. Our Community Dinner will include people who are housed, insecurely housed, and experiencing homelessness.
The Murphy Center Community Dinner, sponsored by Brinkman Construction and First Presbyterian Church, Friday December 6th at 6 pm. This is a casual event with delicious food donated by local catering companies and restaurants, with live music, a short program and presentation of the Kim Larson Memorial Award (awarded for the first time!). Please note that there are a limited number of tickets for this event.
Will you please support our organization by attending this event? Please sign up today. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Brewer at Homeward Alliance.
Dinner tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=67297383285
Date: Friday, December 6th
Time: 6:00 pm
Company: Homeward Alliance
Location: First Presbyterian Church: 531 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524