Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Hood River Warming Shelter goes into service in mid-November.
Hours are from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Three shifts of two volunteers each are needed for each night during this four-month period.
Persons interested in volunteering to work one of three shifts at the warming shelter need to attend a training session. Past volunteers are encouraged to show up for the second hour.
Training dates, times and locations:
n Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets
n Oct. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets
Warming Shelter Mission: To compassionately provide a safe place to meet the basic human needs of those without shelter mid-November through mid-March.
This year the warming shelter program will have a “shelter host,” who will be on site five nights a week to help both guests and volunteers feel welcome and comfortable.
For details visit www.hoodrivercares.org.
Applications for volunteering are available online. Fill them out and bring them with you to one of the three training sessions.
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