Wed August 23, 2023

By Shelly B Short

The Hempstead County Chamber of Community Coffee hosted THE CALL
This morning's community coffee was hosted by THE CALL of Hempstead and Nevada County at the Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce. Many locals came out to enjoy the sweet and savory refreshments and visit about The CALL's mission in our area.  THE CALL in Hempstead & Nevada Counties is part of a statewide nonprofit organization that mobilizes the Church to care for foster children by training both foster parents and volunteers who will support these families in their work.

Right now, there are 45 children in foster care in both counties combined with only eight open houses to care for them, yet there are 157 churches in Hempstead and Nevada counties, which means that if just one foster family steps up from each one of the churches, the local crisis could come to an end. 

Director of THE CALL, Holli Boyett spoke a little about the community coffee and their hopes for the foster children and families in their region. "We are excited to host the community coffee this morning as a reminder that the need for local foster families and supporting local foster families continues in Hempstead and Nevada County. This is an ongoing issue and we are hopeful that we are able to recruit, train and support additional families in our area as well as children who are impacted," Boyett said.

Executive Director of the Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, Christy Burns said, "THE CALL is such a great cause for the underprivileged youth in our area, especially since they are non-profit and rely on fundraisers and donations to help create a safe place for children who need foster families." 

For more information on THE CALL of Hempstead and Nevada County, please visit their website HERE