With the support of HomeAid Inland Empire, Veronica's Home of Mercy in San Bernardino will host the first Full Bellies/Warm Hearts spring event on Saturday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event's theme is "food, fun and love."
Veronica's Home of Mercy I and II are part of Mary's Mercy Center, a nonprofit home for women and children who find themselves temporarily homeless. The center provides housing, as well as education and counseling to transition families into self sufficiency.
Activities will include a barbeque cook-out, music, carnival activities, crafts, face painting, bounce houses and a family portrait station.
"We are hoping to create an atmosphere that allows the volunteers, women and children of Veronica's Home to celebrate the season and experience the love and support of their new-found community," said Terry Kent, president of HomeAid Empire Board of Directors. "We want to help create positive, lasting memories for the current residents of Veronica's Home of Mercy as they transition towards self-sufficiency."
The event is being organized by Paul ck & Associates, a Riverside-based civil engineering firm, the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) division of the BIA, and HomeAid Inland Empire, which is coordinating the activities and soliciting donations.
Sponsorships and donations for the event can be coordinated by contacting Paul Peck at 951-780-5404.
"It's going to be a fun-filled day sure to put smiles on the faces of the residents of Mary's Mercy Center," said Scott Slater, project engineer at Paul A. Peck & Associates.
For more information on HomeAid Inland Empire call 951-686-0628 or visit www.homeaidie.org. For more information on Mary's Mercy Center or Veronica's Home of Mercy call 909-889-2558 or visit www.marysmercycenter.org.
Veronica's Home of Mercy is located at 1476 West 6th Street in San Bernardino.