Homeless shelter hosts ‘Swap Meet’ fundraiser June 8

The Bay City House of Refuge Open House and fundraiser event on Saturday, June 8 gave visitors an opportunity to tour the new homeless shelter facility located at 2001 Fifth Street. BCHoR Board Members worked booths in a ‘Swap Meet’ style rummage sale, along with a burger plate fundraiser and picnic table raffle. Bay City House of Refuge Board of Directors pictured from left: Franc Paiz, President; Justin Matthews, Anthony Valentine, Sandy Thompson, Fabian Castillo, Scott Patten, Henry Simmons, Jonnie Montalbo, Eric Llanes, Margie Llanes, Rosalyn White and Felicia Ramirez. (Courtesy photo)

Homeless shelter hosts ‘Swap Meet’ fundraiser June 8

The Bay City House of Refuge homeless shelter hosted an Open House and  ‘Swap Meet’ fundraising event on Saturday, June 8 at their new location, 2001 Fifth Street. 

The event was initially planned for last month but was postponed due to inclement weather conditions. 

“We had a great event and I would like to thank the community for coming out to support our efforts to provide a safe, clean bed for individuals needing shelter for the night,” said Bay City House of Refuge President Franc Paiz.

“Our budget is primarily funded directly through charitable contributions from within our own community. 

“We rely heavily on the generosity of those who give selflessly and understand the importance of our organization,” said Paiz.

All proceeds go towards the Bay City House of Refuge shelter. 

For more information, to make a monetary donation, or to schedule a tour of the shelter contact Felicia Ramirez at (979) 245-2185.

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