End of Season Thoughts

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The first night that our Code Purple shelters close is always sorrowful. We all realize that just because the shelter isn’t open, our problem of homelessness has not miraculously gone away. We have fought to keep our shelters staffed, to help our community members experiencing homelessness get through the cold nights of winter. Our volunteers, that have built friendships with our guests, are wondering where guests are spending their first night without a bed or maybe even a roof. I am certain that we have all felt every emotion possible this season but the greatest of these is Love. A love that overlooks the messy nature of shelter living…. a love that overlooks anger…. a love that overlooks a broken mind…. a love that overlooks the snarky comment. It’s a love that sees the scared heart of another human being experiencing some of the worst days of their lives and understands that behaviors aren’t always a true indicator of character.

Thank you to every volunteer that served alongside us to provide meals, donations, clean linens, transportation, intake, and safety overnight. We could not make this ministry work without you and the community! Each of you continues to amaze us with the support that you provide. We understand how tired each one is at the end of the season so please have a good rest and we hope to see you next winter.

We realize the great need for shelter resources. Will you think about joining us in the ministry? The more hands that we have available, the more that we can accomplish. We continue to plan and hope to gain more servants throughout the year. You can help make a difference for so many in need. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about us and what we offer each winter. We would love to meet with you and build resources in the Kingdom together!

Codepurplesussexcounty@gmail.com

 

 

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31 Nights Left Open!

We have been very grateful for the support the community has provided since December. 

Can you help us finish strong? We need continued help at all of the shelters. The overnight positions are crucial to us being able to stay open until March 15th. 

The following shelters are in need of help on these nights:

Gateway Fellowship (Women)

February 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th

St. Luke’s (Men)

14th, 21st, 26th, 28th

Gateway/St Luke’s Sign Up Calendar

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Milford Nazarene (Women)

February 14th, 15th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th

Avenue Methodist (Men)

February 26th, 28th

Milford Sign Up Calendar

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Georgetown Presbyterian (Women)

February 15th, 16th, 22nd, 29th

Georgetown Presbyterian (Men)

February 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 27th

Georgetown Sign Up Calendar

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Bethany Stone House (Men)

February 15th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th

Bethany Sign Up Calendar

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Cape Region (Men)

February 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th

Cape Region (Women)

February 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th

Cape Region Sign Up Calendar

We will train you on the job!

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Cape Region Shelter Update!

The Cape Region Shelter will be open tomorrow night, Thursday 2/13 through Monday night 2/17!

Wednesday 2/12- Closed

Thursday 2/13- Open

Friday 2/14- Open

Saturday 2/15- Open

Sunday 2/16- Open

Monday 2/17- Open

Please sign up now to help with staying overnight, intake, and bringing in a meal!

Cape Region Sign Up Calendar

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