St. Augustine to host Family Promise of Greater
Chattanooga clients June 25 - July 2
We will be opening our doors once again to host temporarily homeless families at St. Augustine the week of June 25. 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 (June 25) following 10:30 Mass Help unload the beds and luggage from the trailer and transition classrooms to bedrooms for our guests and volunteer hosts.
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. 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.
We also need help with breakdown and move-out when our guests depart on Sunday, July 2 beginning at 6:30 a.m. We need volunteers to break down bedrooms, 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 sign up sheet is posted in the narthex. Any time you can give is very much appreciated and helps Family Promise in its mission to end family homelessness. Please call our parish Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Veal, at 240-9095 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
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/