On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Beaches Watch President, Maria Mark and board member, Sandy Golding, presented the $500 Give-Back donation to Our Father’s Housewares. Pictured L-R: Sandy Golding; Michael Currelley; Dan Turner; Pam Peffer; Leslee Burch; Pastor Robert McCrary; Dianne Russell; Lou Allen Aston; Maria Mark.
Our Father’s Housewares was started in 2003 by Community Presbyterian with the mission to meet the needs of the poor in the beaches communities for furniture and housewares. Their primary goal is to ensure that no one in our community is sleeping on the floor. The organization picks up donations of housewares, stores them in a warehouse and delivers them to active duty military, veterans, social workers’ clients, and personal referrals. Our Father’s Housewares also partners with BEAM. To learn more about Our Father’s Housewares and how you can help or donate, please visit https://www.cpcab.org/our-fathers-housewares. You can also learn more from Pastor Robert McCrary by watching the Beaches Watch December 2 meeting video at www.BeachesWatch.com.
The Beaches Watch annual Give-Back donation supports outstanding nonprofit organizations that help enrich the quality of life of beaches residents. “Beaches Watch was proud to present this Give-Back donation to Our Father’s Housewares to show our appreciation for all they are doing to enhance the quality of life for our beaches communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need in our community and we hope this donation will help Our Father’s Housewares continue the great work they are doing to help those in need in our beaches communities,” said Beaches Watch President Maria Mark.
Beaches Watch is a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate educated and productive citizen involvement in local and state government decisions that affect the quality of life of our beaches communities in Duval County, Florida. Beaches Watch achieves this by raising, monitoring and researching issues; providing factual issue information to the general public and government officials; encouraging citizen participation in the solutions to beaches growth and quality of life issues and organizing citizens for action.