A Statement from Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council on the Buffalo Shooting
May 17, 2022
Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council recently released the following statement, on behalf of the Family Promise network, addressing the mass shooting and hate crime in Buffalo, NY. The horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, NY over the weekend was a hate crime on the Black community. The gunman made it known–through his words and actions–that he was targeting Black people. The race-based attack has left us devastated, irate, frustrated, and fearful. Our sobering reality is that hate crimes against Black Americans are not uncommon in the United States. In fact, the FBI reported that hate crimes are at their highest rates in over 12 years with anti-Black hate crimes being the highest. Centuries of systemic oppression that started as overt hate during slavery and Jim Crow has evolved into subtle but equally insidious racism today, from microaggressions to murder.
Family Promise Giving Day is a 24-hour online campaign to raise awareness and support for families battling homelessness. We're asking friends to "Give an Hour," whether that's an hour of time volunteering, an hour's worth of salary as a donation, or an hour spent raising awareness about the crisis of family homelessness. You can play a significant role in ensuring families in need have a place to call home.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Christina Cioffi, her boyfriend and two young children became homeless after getting evicted back in June, but things turned around for them and they found a place to live just in time for Thanksgiving.
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley helps students, families navigate homelessness: Season of Sharing 2019
The Pederson family was living in their van before they learned about Family Promise of Tualatin Valley, which provides them a place to spend their days and other services to keep them off the streets. From left to right are: Titus, 4; Jeff, 30; Nicole, 34; Adryan, 5, and Sarah, 2. (Randy L. Rasmussen/For The Oregonian/OregonLive)