AutoFair Automotive Group Awards Families In Transition Donation for its Family Place Resource Center and Shelter
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March 20, 2015
For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.641-1143 ext. 322
PHOTO: AUTOFAIR BELIEVES IN FAMILY SHELTER: Families in Transition received a $50,000 donation from AutoFair Automotive Group to help fund the construction of Families in Transition’s Family Place Resource Center and Shelter on Lake Avenue in Manchester, NH. Pictured (l. to r.) are Andy Crews, President and CEO, AutoFair and Maureen Beauregard, President, Families in Transition.
AUTOFAIR AUTOMOTIVE GROUP AWARDS FAMILIES IN TRANSITION DONATION FOR ITS FAMILY PLACE RESOURCE CENTER AND SHELTER
MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH, based homeless services provider, received a $50,000 donation towards the cost of construction for its new emergency family shelter and resource center on Lake Avenue in Manchester, NH. AutoFair Automotive Group’s donation was made through the Community Development Finance Authority’s (CDFA) Tax Credit Program.
The FIT “Family Place Resource Center and Shelter”, a $2.3 million project, will help meet the growing need for emergency shelter for families in Manchester. The new facility will also include critical services for the families at the shelter, such as access to free health care, employment assistance, specialized therapeutic preschool, and guaranteed nutritious meals.
“I was pleased to make this donation because I knew the money would go directly to helping families in times of difficult transition,” said Andy Crews, President and CEO of AutoFair Automotive Group. “ I have seen, especially in recent years in Manchester and surrounding communities, the demand for help by people in need seems to be increasing rather than going down, so to be able to donate to help people who need the most basic of help like shelter, food and other living resources seems like an important way to give back. Knowing that I am helping families make it through tough periods in life and get back to some normalcy and housing as well as get the services that are required is very fulfilling to me,” continued Crews.
“The support of Andy and AutoFair means so much to Families in Transition,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition. “This is a huge project and the financial support of community is essential to its success. This project will ensure that families experiencing homelessness are able to easily access the housing and services that they need to regain stability and long-term wellness.”
Families in Transition is still actively fundraising for the project and is in need of raising an additional $247,441 in order for the construction to begin on the project in June. Interested businesses and individuals can visit www.fitnh.org/familyplace to learn more about the project and how they, too, can support this project.
AutoFair Automotive Group serves the New Hampshire and Massachusetts areas for all automotive needs. They understand that purchasing a new or used vehicle in New Hampshire and Massachusetts is a big decision and their team of professionals is dedicated to making sure all customer needs are met. To offer the best possible selection of quality new and used vehicles in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the surrounding areas, AutoFair Automotive Group proudly carries new Honda, Ford, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen vehicles in multiple locations as well as a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles to choose from as well.
Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a commercial cleaning company, FIT Cleaning Solutions, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the shelter, stores, and commercial cleaning company, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.