Ribbon Cutting Marks Fort Bend Family Promise Project Completion
December 10, 2015
A December 10th ribbon cutting marked the completion of the latest HomeAid Houston project that paired Builder Captain, Long Lake, Ltd., and Ft. Bend Family Promise, a 10-year old agency that assists families in crisis. Long Lake, Ltd., under the leadership of Craig Jones and David Bigler, managed the project and Sergio Astorga, designer and project manager with Arte Architecture, provided the design work. Ft. Bend Family Promise (FBFP), meets the immediate needs of homeless families while empowering them to attain self-sufficiency. The new 4000 sq. ft. Family Day Center was built on a one-acre piece of property that sits within a thriving area of Missouri City.
Attending the ribbon cutting were representatives from Long Lake, Craig Jones, David Bigler, Patrick Ognowski and Adrienne Gonzalez; from Ft. Bend Family Promise were John Tipton, Vera Johnson, Elizabeth Butler and FBFP board members, staff and volunteers; from HomeAid were Greg Tomlinson, Bette Moser, staff and HomeAid board members, and representing the GHBA was Ron Martin. Missouri City elected officials in attendance included Mayor Allen Owen and Councilman Anthony Maroulis. Also in attendance were representatives from several FBFP's major donors for the land and building construction and several GHBA members who donated their materials, labor and services.
The new Day Center replaces the previous center which was located in donated space at New Hope Lutheran Church. It offers a place to obtain skills needed to facilitate job searches and provides space for administrative and counseling services. The Center also provides a place for families to gather and to utilize lockers and family-friendly bathrooms. Long Lake assembled a team of generous vendors who donated materials and labor to make the project a success.
“The official ribbon cutting opened the doors of this beautiful Family Day Center that will inspire new beginnings for deserving families," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid. "Seeing the turn-out today shows that the community is embracing the Center and the work that Ft. Bend Family Promise is doing to help families rebuild their lives."
Founded in 2005, FBFP is the only organization in Ft. Bend County that helps meet the immediate needs of homeless families while empowering them to attain self-sufficiency.