Night of Hope Brings Clay County Together to Help Local Families in Crisis

State Senator Rob Bradley is Honorary Chair

Mercy Support Services announces its 6th Annual head shot of state senator Rob BradleyCelebration on Thursday, October 10 at Sullivan Hall (Sacred Heart Catholic Church) in Fleming Island from 6 to 9 p.m. Mercy’s ‘Night of Hope’ is the signature fundraiser that provides support to Clay County families inclusive of housing, training and counseling services. State Senator Rob Bradley is the Honorary Chairman of this year’s event.

The annual event is a signature fundraiser that attracts a sell-out crowd of residents, business owners and community leaders who come together for an evening of dining, entertainment and live and silent auctions.  

Tickets for Night of Hope are $100 per person and seating is limited. The planning committee, chaired by Christinne Perez, is already accepting sponsorships and auction item donations. For more information about sponsorships, tickets and donating items to the auctions, visit or call 904.701.7651

Mercy Support Services was founded in 2012 to provide help to displaced families, single parents and homeless children and adults in Clay County. Working collaboratively with churches and other non-profits agencies, Mercy helps Clay County families in crisis who need assistance to get back on their feet. 

“By providing intake and referral services through the call center Care Agents, and coordinating services for those who are circumstantially in need, Mercy contributes to the improvement of our community by making these services more available and more efficient,” said Mercy Executive Director R. Patrick Hayle.

Last year Mercy received over 2,295 calls in the Call Center, helping more than 5,300 people in Clay County. In 2018 alone, more than 25 families avoided homelessness through the Self-Sufficiency program, Eviction Prevention program and Rapid Rehousing program. 

For more information, visit the website at, or contact Jeff Boyer at 904.518.1276 or

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