We are pleased to announce that we will have some shelters available starting Monday night! We don’t have enough volunteers to open every site but hopefully, people will start signing up soon that we can provide safety and warmth each night this winter.
Milford: Dinner will be held at 7pm at Congregation of the Most High Yahveh located at 9 S.E. 2nd Street, Milford, DE 19963. Then the ladies will go to Milford Nazarene ( 11 Salevan, Milford, DE 19963) and the men to Milford Avenue (20 N Church Street, Milford, DE 19963) to sleep for the night.
Delmar: 7pm at Renovate Church (800 E. East Street, Delmar, MD 21875). Dinner is provided on site.
Seaford: Dinner will be held at 7pm at The CROSS Building: 703 East King St., Seaford, DE 19973. The ladies will go to Gateway Fellowship (8110 Cannon RD, Bridgeville, DE 19933) and the men will go to St Luke’s Parish Hall (202 N North Street, Seaford, DE 19973).
Georgetown Presbyterian: 203 N Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947 will open at 9pm with a light dinner provided.
Click here for a complete list of shelters Shelter List.
We are in need of many more overnight volunteers. It isn’t looking like we can open each shelter each night. Please consider giving us a few nights of your month! Click here to fill out a volunteer form. Volunteer Form. Check out our calendars here and sign up for any day that you would like to help us! Volunteer Calendars.
Code Purple Sussex County will begin Monday night! Unfortunately, we do not have enough overnight volunteers to cover all the nights. That’s the main reason that we haven’t opened any earlier than when the online calendar starts. PLEASE consider giving a bit of your time to help at one of our shelters. Remember the buddy challenge, if you want to have a friend stay with you then you won’t have to stay alone. Anyone who went to a training, please go and sign up for the night that you specified on your volunteer forms. We don’t have a volunteer coordinator so that would be very helpful to us. If you did not make it to a training, then we will train you on the job. Just fill out this form Online Volunteer Form and it will be emailed directly to us. Then go to our Volunteer Site Calendars and fill in the days that you would like to volunteer! Contact us via email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
There are many emotions that bombard us as the beginning of the season approaches but excitement supersedes them all! We love being able to provide a safe sanctuary for those with no place to call home. We do depend on the community to help us achieve our goals for the winter so we are here to update you as well as ask for further assistance.
We will be opening up for ON CALL nights starting November 25th. We are still waiting on some supplies to be delivered. We also still need the community to donate all the items found on this list. Donation PDF The addition of four new shelters has added to the amount of donations that we need. We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization therefore everything that we receive goes straight to the needs of those we serve. We do have a donation coordinator this year. Yay! You can reach Amanda Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-632-8180.
We also have A LOT of spots to fill on the sign up calendar for each site. We had eight training events but we know not everyone was able to make it to one. If you still want to volunteer, then please fill out a volunteer form here Volunteer Form and it will be sent to us via email. We will also provide you with on the job training. We are in desperate need of overnight volunteers. That is the one spot that we have to fill or we will not open the shelter. Please consider staying once a week or once every other week. We have our Bring a Buddy Challenge. You can read all about that here Bring a Buddy Challenge. This makes it possible for everyone to have a partner to stay with and helps alleviate some fears that volunteers may have when they first start helping. Here is the link to our handy dandy sign up calendars all divided up by towns. Volunteer Sign Up Calendars
Our Director, Nikki, would love to come and speak to your church or organization so they can hear how Code Purple changes lives as well as how they can become involved in being a part of that change. Please email us with any further questions at email@example.com. We can not do it without your help! Please spread the word and also consider being apart of our ministry. Trust us, you will be the one blessed.
The Code Purple Sussex County Team!