Emergency Cold Weather Shelter for Families is Open
Our Emergency Cold Weather Shelter for Families is up and running. We will host families without permanent housing every Monday night through May. If you would like to get involved here are ways you can volunteer:
1. Volunteer to be for one of the overnight host or an evening host
Sign up for one Monday night a month, one night every other month or 2-4 times during the season. You work with a team of 2-3 other adults to provide hospitality to the families.
2. Donate needed food items for evening or breakfast meals
Check the list on the ECWS board (in narthex) for immediate needs. One can always donate granola bars, snack sized containers of fruit, mac and cheese individual servings, hot chocolate, cup of noodles, muffins, orange or apple juice, fresh fruit, peanut butter or cheese filled crackers, or string cheese.
3. Sign up to prepare a hot entrée (casserole, soup, pasta dish, etc.)
In addition to the evening snacks FPC will be offering a simple hot meal for our guests this year. You can sign up for one meal or once a month. The meal can be brought on either Sunday or Monday and left at the church.
4. Help with the laundry
Each week a volunteer takes the dirty linens (sheets, pillow cases and towels) and launders them. Sign up to help once a month or 2-3 times per year.