The Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia and the Fellowship of Reconciliation have partnered up to provide an emergency shelter for homeless men and women during the next two weeks.
The UU Church will open its doors to the homeless starting Monday (Dec. 9), and ending on the morning of Dec. 21.
The church is seeking volunteers for each night, with three people per shift – preferably, at least two men will be on the latest shifts.
Shift times are as follows:
- 5:30 – 10 p.m.
- 9:30 – 1:30 a.m.
- 1:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m
To sign up as a volunteer, contact Jeff Stack at email@example.com, or sign up online using this link.
Other ways to help
Along with volunteers, the church is also seeking help in other areas.
- Food donations: Portable breakfast items, such as granola, protein bars and fruit.
- Winter gear donations: Gloves, socks, scarves, jackets, blankets.
- Cleaning: Help clean up restrooms, vacuum, set up and take down cots, and the like.
Donations can be dropped off at the church on Dec. 15. You can also call the church at 573-442-5764.
The Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 2615 Shepard Blvd, in Columbia. Find more information on the church website.
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