Great River Family Promise
Great River Family Promise, an outreach for homeless families in the Elk River area, has grown. The Elk River-based ministry added a part-time case manager. Amber Johnson, who is from the Elk River area, has been hired to help with the intake process to support Jess Hartfiel, the executive director ...Read More
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by Kayla Stai Special to the Star News No one shouted, “Move that bus” like they do on the hit ABC TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” However, the emotion that was displayed proved there wasn’t a need to move a bus to make the reveal of a new playground dramatic. “I was holding on...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Jess Harfiel saves lives. At least that’s what she has been told by some of her clients. But this Elk River woman, who spent the past 5.5 years as a housing case manager for Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners in Plymouth, sees it differently. When someone tries to place...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Great River Family Promise’s open house this Sunday will smell of fresh paint and carpeting, thanks to the folks at The Home Depot and Behr Paint. Forty-five volunteers descended on the future day center for area homeless families — a home owned by Elk River United Methodist ...Read More
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An open house will run from 2–5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at a new day center coordinated by Great River Family Promise. The center is located at 1215 Fourth St., Elk River, in a home owned by Elk River United Methodist Church. Great River Family Promise’s mission is to provide homeless children wit...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Super Bowl Sunday will have special meaning for the creators of Great River Family Promise, a homeless outreach ministry that has finally reached the critical mass needed to proceed. “Finally, is right,” said Maggie Parrish, chair of the board for the organization that has be...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor More than 40 people from three different churches collected about  700 pounds of food for the CAER food shelf, raised a total of $1,743.06 for Great River Family Promise (GRFP) and gained insight into the plight of the hungry and homeless. Members of Central Lutheran Church, the...Read More
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Did you know that the school districts of Elk River, Big Lake and Monticello reported 79 children homeless during the 2010–11 school year? There’s a way that people can get involved in helping these homeless children and families. Great River Family Promise is hosting a fundraiser and informatio...Read More
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