Churches/Volunteers Needed For Local Cold Weather Shelter

Church buildings/Volunteers Wanted For Native Chilly Climate Shelter

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – For many of us, winter climate is not more than a thermostat adjustment however for some, that thermostat is out of attain.

Recognizing the necessity in Robertson County, My Father’s Home was fashioned underneath the umbrella of C.O.P.E. to supply shelter throughout chilly climate to anybody in want. This might be “My Father’s Home’s” second 12 months in operation.

C.O.P.E. (Cooperative Outreach for Private Emergencies) was impressed by the Neighborhood Service Committee of Central Christian Church. In 1983, CCC together with 12 different native church buildings organized and based Robertson County’s first store-front ministry. C.O.P.E. offers emergency funding for lease and utilities in addition to very low-cost clothes for needy households in Robertson County.

My Father’s Home shelters are operated from November 1 by means of March thirty first, open on nights when the temperature drops to 40 or under. There are roughly 14 church buildings within the county of varied denominations serving to indirectly. My Father’s Home at present has 5 church buildings that act as host church buildings and others that assist with volunteers and/or meals.

There’s a designated telephone quantity, (615) 992-1547, that may be referred to as to obtain extra data.

This 12 months My Father’s Home may have two pick-up/drop-off areas. 

The parking zone of the United Manner workplace situated at 100 fifth Avenue East, Springfield and the parking zone off Memorial Blvd. between Hardees and Burger King.

The people staying at My Father’s Home are picked up and transported to the host church round 5:00 p.m. A scorching meal is ready for them, in addition to bedding and blankets.

A number of the church buildings supply showers and a few a spot to scrub up with toiletries and towels supplied. They’re given time after dinner to loosen up, watch T.V., learn or simply discuss however then it’s lights-out. Most company are drained and able to lay down and sleep in consolation.

After a refreshing evening’s sleep, company are woken up round 6:00 a.m., fed breakfast after which they’re returned to the pick-up website round 7:00 a.m.

Final 12 months the numbers diversified from 2 to fifteen company per evening. There are lots of extra that would benefit from this service so they’re hoping the group can assist us get the phrase out.

This isn’t only for the homeless.

It is a Chilly Climate Shelter for these in want. By the tip of final college 12 months, Lisa Cobb mentioned that Robertson County had simply over 400 homeless kids (and/or kids dwelling in insufficient housing) within the Robertson County Faculty system. Proper now there are at present 230 kids.

There are individuals on the market who might need insufficient heating; their energy or water might need been minimize off; they’re dwelling out of their automobile or shifting from relative to relative.

My Father’s Home is out there for anybody who wants a heat place to sleep and a scorching meal. They don’t have to be homeless!

My Father’s Home at present has 5 church buildings which can be internet hosting and several other extra which can be volunteering time to serve at different church buildings. The method of filling the calendar has already begun, so in case you or your church want to assist out, now’s the time.

There are nonetheless a number of days obtainable in case your church want to take part and turn into a number church.

If you want extra data, about being a number or a volunteer please contact Pastor Charlene Sullivan at 615-389-1844 or Eric Dukes at 615-306-2966 as quickly as doable.


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