On April 29, 2013, more than 100 people attended the Desserts and More Galore fundraiser for Family Promise of Bristol. This 25% increase in attendance raised more than $7,500 (a 30% increase over last year’s total) to aid Family Promise’s fight against homelessness. In addition to the delicious desserts, the evening featured eclectic indie pop music offerings of Symphony Rags and Guest Speaker Kris Emmert.

Kris shared her life experiences as a wife, mother, business woman, grandmother, speaker, daughter and devoted church leader. When not doing those things, she is also a creative advertising instructor at the University of Nebraska. Her story intertwined God’s grace with redemption, perseverance in tragedy and dependence on her creator. As a graduate of Wake Forest University and a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree from Regent University, she is a devout believer of how life experiences always support the classroom environment.

About Family Promise of Bristol

The Bristol Chapter of Family Promise is supported by area churches and the United Way of Bristol. Sharon Hicks, executive director, leads numerous community volunteers and 10 host church congregations in their efforts to combat homelessness within the Bristol community. To find out how you can volunteer and /or donate to the cause. Please visit their website at http://www.familypromiseofbristol.org/.

 About United Way of Bristol TN/VA

The United Way of Bristol supports 28 local non-profit organizations. The money raised from the annual campaign stays in the Bristol community to help those agencies meet a variety of needs for individuals and families. Although the fundraising goal has always been met annually, the needs always outweigh the amount raised. Contributions and/or volunteer opportunities within the area may be at inquired at http://www.unitedwaybristol.org/contact-us.

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