NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A Pasco County businessman is hopeful that a large donation he made to Metropolitan Ministries will affect positive change in the Tampa Bay area.
Scott Fink, who runs a car dealership in New Port Richey, and his wife Kathleen made the $100,000 donation in an effort to help Metropolitan Ministries create housing and a restaurant that will be open to the public.
“It’s hard to believe that so many people, many of them children, go without shelter each night, especially here in Tampa Bay,” Fink said. “As a father of five children and local business owner, I cannot sit back and do nothing when an issue this staggering exists in our community.”
According to the Pasco County Homeless Coalition, 4,442 people in Pasco County were homeless on any given day. Ten percent of those are children.
“With a struggling economy, anyone can fall on hard times, and sometimes a little help is just what they need,” Fink said. “It is my hope that with the help of other business leaders in this community, and great organizations like Metropolitan Ministries, that we can help defeat homelessness and get Tampa Bay back on its feet.”
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