Volunteers for Room in the Inn Needed
Each year, Christ Church Cathedral participates in the Winter Shelter program for Room in the Inn. Every Thursday from November to March, we host twelve homeless men to share a meal, take part in fellowship and have a warm place to sleep. This year, once a month, we are also inviting twelve homeless women to join us at Christ Church Cathedral. We will welcome these guests on the second Tuesday of the month.
There are many ways to volunteer to help this ministry. First we need Innkeepers, both men and women. At least two innkeepers stay overnight with our guests arriving at 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. and staying until about 6:00 a.m. the next morning. The duties include serving/sharing dinner, distributing clothes, doing laundry, serving breakfast, and helping out our guests in general. Innkeepers usually volunteer once a month.
Second, we are in need of WARM clothing for both men and women. Blue jeans, long sleeve shirts, coats, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats and gloves. Our storage space is fairly small, so please try to donate WARM clothing. Also, we are always in need of socks and underwear.
We also need volunteers to provide the meal for the group. We need an entree for 20 people as well as sides, salad, desserts and bread. We also need twelve sack lunches for our guests. Groups are welcome to sign up to provide the whole meal or individuals can provide a specific item. Please go to the Signup Genius page here to become a food volunteer.
If you have any questions about becoming an innkeeper, donating clothing, or becoming a food volunteer, please contact David Morton by email or call 615-715-0946.