A Promise to Keep

With the number of children in need of foster care increasing, the need for healthy foster environments is greater than ever. Enter Promise686. The mission of Promise686 is to equip and mobilize churches and families to meet the needs of orphans and foster children. Promise686 assists families and churches in caring for children by awarding adoption grants, which reduce financial barriers, by offering practical support to families via trained volunteers, and by providing adoptive and fostering related education.

Photos courtesy of Nydree Flooring.

Four years ago, Nydree Flooring, a Forest, Virginia-based manufacturer, got involved with Promise686 by sponsoring their “Tough Campaign” team. Every year, the Promise686 Tough Campaign team participates in an Atlanta obstacle race, to raise awareness for the foster care crisis in Georgia. Nydree Flooring Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jason Brubaker, was eager to support this cause.

“Andy Cook, who runs Promise686, is a good friend of mine,” says Brubaker. “When we learned about everything they were doing, we knew we had to get involved.”

From a personal standpoint, Brubaker felt called to Promise686 because his younger sister is adopted from the Ukraine. “Having personally been a part of the adoption process, I know how tough it can be,” explains Brubaker. “Watching our family raise my sister and bringing her to America – we faced many challenges.”

From a business standpoint, family-owned Nydree Flooring and Promise686 were also a great fit. “Our whole focus as a business is to manufacture the world’s toughest floor,” says Brubaker, “and what better fit than to help children in the toughest of situations.”

“There are so many people who want to do good and who want to help the children placed in foster care as well as the foster families,” adds Brubaker. “Everything we can do as a company to help raise awareness about Promise686 and their mission will provide more children with stable and supportive homes and ultimately give them a more successful future.”

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