Preparing for our 5th season!!

We are so excited to be preparing for our upcoming season! It seems like the last four years has flown by and here we are heading into our 5th season. We are so thankful for the last four winters of being able to shelter our guests. Not only have we been able to provide shelter but we have also made many friends, learned new things, and have gleaned from the Lord on how to love better. We now get to see what God has in store for this year. Please don’t miss out if you feel like you have a part in this mission. Join us on our journey to touch people’s lives with the love of Jesus.

Our ministry is growing each year. We hope to add two new shelters this coming winter. We need people to serve alongside us! We have a list of areas where you can help.

  1. Overnight volunteers. (Staying overnight with our guests ensures a peaceful night of rest for all.  Duties include checking bags into totes and making sure chores are done. We would love to have 14 people commit to staying once every other week per shelter. That would be a huge help over the skeleton crew that we ran last season.)
  2. Provide dinners. (Dinner includes the main dish, bread, and a dessert or veggie if you wish. In the past, most have also brought tea, milk, or soft drinks. Please invite your family and friends to assist you with this. Also, service groups will receive service hours for this, just let us know so we can sign off on the hour sheets or write a letter.)
  3. Dinner coordinator for the CROSS building. (This is where our Seaford and Bridgeville guests eat before being taken to their shelter for the night.)
  4. Transportation to and from shelters. (Transporting our guest from the dinner spot to the appropriate shelter. Seaford and Milford)
  5. Intake Workers. (This job includes set up for intake, duties to include: intake form completion, boundaries sign off, and guests bags checked in to the appropriate spot.)
  6. Laundry Coordinator for Seaford/Bridgeville shelters. (We have a lot of laundry when it comes to Code Purple. And we need help getting it done. We have found that people don’t mind doing a load or two as their contribution but can’t handle the full load. There are plenty of people who want to help; we just need a coordinator who can connect the need to the logistics on filling the need. A love of doing laundry won’t hurt either.)
  7. Volunteer Coordinator **Seaford Men/Bridgeville Women/Milford Men+?** (This job can be split. One person for scheduling overnight volunteers, ensuring there is always someone to stay the night with our guests. Another person to schedule the intake and transportation volunteers.)
  8. Donation/Supply Coordinator (We are given a lot of donations. It is important to get these needed supplies distributed to each shelter and kept track of so we know where supplies are when we need them. A good donation and supply coordinator would need to be fairly available. We have found people who want to donate want to do it fairly effortlessly and quickly. We miss out on a lot of opportunities because when someone wants to donate, we don’t always have a volunteer available to pick up or receive the donations. If someone were in charge of a small team of volunteers, we would be able to serve our community with better supplies.)
  9. Morning Relief (This job is to relieve the overnight volunteer so they can get to work. You would ensure that chores are done and that everyone is out of the shelter in time.)

Commitment is a huge word but that’s what it takes to make our ministry run smoothly. Please see if you can commit to something above. It would make a huge difference in someone’s life this year!

 

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