By Bobbie Schilling
We provide volunteers to check in clients, hand out bedding, cook and serve dinner/breakfast, and clean up the kitchen. Donna Sprock organizes and oversees the preparation of nutritious and delicious meals. Volunteers are welcome to share a meal with us, too. A few hearty volunteers spend the night. We offer a hot breakfast early in the morning (4:30 a.m.) as many clients board a van at 5:15 a.m. to go to work. Brown bag breakfasts are also prepared for clients to take with them in the morning.
If you are interested in learning more about PORT, there will be a brief informational meeting immediately after the second service on Sunday, December 16, in the sanctuary. Contact either Bobbie Schilling or Henry Chambers (in person or via firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or if you are willing to volunteer for a three or four-hour shift. Donations of money to buy the food or of new underwear and socks for the clients are greatly appreciated. This is an excellent way to assist if you are unable to volunteer your time. There will be a labeled donation basket for the underwear located near the Social Justice table outside the sanctuary doors. Monetary donations designated for PORT may be placed in the collection baskets Sunday morning. We welcome all who wish to help!
Our second night of service to PORT will be in March (around the 10th, but exact date to be determined later) at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church.