St. Augustine to host Family Promise of Greater
Chattanooga clients March 18 - 25
We will be opening our doors once again to host temporarily homeless families at St. Augustine the week of March 18. This is a great opportunity to include your entire family in helping provide hospitality to our guests.
We need volunteers to fill the following needs during our host week:
Setup on Sunday (March 18) following 10:30 Mass Help unload the beds and luggage from the trailer and transition classrooms to bedrooms for our guests and volunteer hosts.
Greeters (from 4:45 to 5:30 each evening): Someone to greet our guests when they arrive in the afternoon and stay until the Dinner volunteers arrive.
Dinner preparers (from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each evening): Prepare dinner to serve to and share with our guests. Meals may be prepared at church or prepared at home and brought to church. Feel free to team up with fellow parishioners to prepare and serve the meal.
Evening hosts (from 6:15 to 8:15 each evening): Visit with our guests and entertain the children with games and toys or help them with homework. We have plenty of games and activities available at church for various age groups. This is a great opportunity to involve the whole family.
Overnight hosts (from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following day): We need 2 volunteers (Virtus trained) to spend the night and offer coffee and quick breakfast foods (provided by the church) so our guests are ready for pickup by the van around 6:00 a.m.
Breakdown on Sunday, March 25 beginning at 6:30 a.m. We also need help with breakdown and move-out when our guests depart. Volunteers will load beds and suitcases back on the trailer, help clean the kitchen and restrooms and put classrooms back in order. Many hands make light work!!
A volunteer sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex or you may contact Susan Veal at 240-9095 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org help.
To learn more about how Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga helps families transition to stability and housing, please check out their website at: http://familypromisechattanooga.com/