This years Nomadic Shelter is in great need. Here is the rundown that follows.
Host churches for the 2019-2020 season and other possibilities for shelter
Sunday night – Cold Springs Community Church
Monday night – Foothills United Methodist Church
Tuesday night – OPEN
Wednesday night – OPEN
Thursday night – Discovery Hills Church. Needs staffing or no go
Friday night – Green Valley Community Church
Saturday night – Federated Church
Supportive churches for shelter nights: host volunteers or meal provision addressing needs of each host shelter (please let me know if missing a supportive faith community)
Sunday night: – St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
Monday night – Holy Trinity Catholic Church (meals 1st & 3rd)
Thursday night – ++++ seeking new group of volunteers & team leader
Friday night – by host Church: Green Valley Community Church
Saturday night – Faith Episcopal, St. Stephens & LDS
DISCOVERY HILLS CHURCH THURSDAY NIGHT SHELTER NEEDS PARTNERSHIP
Don asked for volunteers to meet with Pastor Chris Feigles to determine what they will need to be successful as the Thursday evening Shelter Host.
Ron suggested that they need at least 20 volunteers per night breaking into three shifts for the evening and overnight.
PARTNER FAITH COMMUNITIES ARE ASKED TO SEEK VOLUNTEERS AND A TEAM LEADER TO SUPPORT THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR SHELTERING ON THURSDAY EVENING.
Please contact Pat Maher (530) 306-6515 or Paul Kodelja (530) 363-6524 (both call/text) if you or your faith community wants to be involved in the worthy effort AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
We will build a volunteer list and make available volunteer opportunities with written guidelines for the team leader.
There are no kitchen facilities available so all food will need to be easy to serve and either kept in ice chests or room temperature as appropriate for food safety.
Their first shelter night is NOVEMBER 7th which is not far away.
We will assist the new team leader with organization and training of volunteers along with Ron, Don, Peg and other Nomadic Shelter Ministry members.
the functions we will be covering to begin with are:
Van Drivers evening (2)
Check-in/vetting volunteers (4)
Evening hosts (2) 6:30 – 10:00PM
1st night hosts (2) 10:00PM – 2:00AM
2nd night hosts (2) 2:00AM – 6:00 AM
Morning hosts (2-3)
Van Drivers morning (2)
Guidelines will be written for each volunteer position using the guidelines from the other Host Church Shelters.
Pastor Feigles will meet with the team leader and give a set of keys for the room as well as demonstrate the outside lighting for use of the restrooms. Volunteers will need to escort guests to bathrooms as they are located outside of the sleeping room.
So partner Faith Communities, please share this need with your congregation and let us together answer the call to serve as Jesus served.
“I will go Lord, if you lead me,
I will hold your people in my heart”
JSS will be providing the shelter guests with a tent and sleeping bag to protect our homeless community from the weather elements on the non-shelter nights. We had 170 registered guests in the shelter last year. If we provided a tent and bag ($45.00 cost) for each person this year of 170 it would cost $7,650.00.
This year JSS is only giving out tents and bags to those who are signed up for the Nomadic Shelter. And only to those who have not received a tent and/or bag with in the last 12 months. As those who receive tent/bag sign a document that they understand that they will not receive but one tent/bag within a 12-month period.
JSS will distribute as long as supply last. When that runs out. No more tents or bags. We anticipate we might receive/have, prayfully, $4,500.00 for tents/bags as of now. Keep in mind JSS also supplies toilet paper, men’s and women’s underwear, socks, razors, toothbrushes and paste, women’s sanitary napkins, etc. all year long and these have to be bought as supplies diminish. JSS clothing is all donated and we give out what we have when we have it.