SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist softball continued its tradition of assisting the Shawnee chapter of Family Promise with their largest organization fund-raiser Saturday.
The annual Family Promise Walk for Families raises awareness and money for the organization, which partners with local churches to assist homeless or displaced families with job searches and housing.
"I really enjoyed volunteering at Family Promise it is a good way to support those in need," said Lady Bison junior Kayla Johnson. "Working with the children in the arts and crafts section was my favorite part. Seeing such a large amount of the community come out and support was a joyful sight to see."
Softball players and coaches helped with registration and worked event booths, such as monitoring the inflatables and assisting with arts and crafts. OBU has been a part of the event for the last four years.
"Family Promise is so helpful to families in need," said OBU Softball Coach Pam Fink. "We always have a great time helping and interacting with other people who come to assist with the fundraiser."
Family Promises works with eight local host churches, including Calvary Baptist, First Baptist, Hilltop Baptist and University Baptist, and helper congregations and support churches, including First Baptist Tecumseh and Galilee Baptist. Each host church houses homeless families for a week and provides an evening meal.