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-Information courtesy Community Partners of Hope
The Henderson Men’s Shelter needs the community’s help with providing supervision for the shelter for the remainder of the winter season. Our supply of volunteers and partner churches has slowly eroded to the point that we cannot find volunteers to cover all of the nights.
We have a responsibility to provide coverage, even when there are no volunteers, and we need additional monies for unforeseeable occurrences – especially “white flag” days and nights where the temperature falls below 28 degrees.
We are already paying staff for one of the two slots needed for each shift – this has added continuity and much smoother shelter operations. We had hoped to use volunteers for the additional coverage so that we always have two people supervising.
On most nights, one person would be enough if we could guarantee there would be no emergency, but though they are rare, emergencies do happen and we need to be ready to deal with them.
The Board of Directors has decided to approve paying one of our part-time staff members to cover additional nights when we cannot find volunteers. Hopefully, more volunteers will step up and we won’t have to resort to this too often – but frankly, we do not have the funding in our budget for this need.
We are already committed to replacing the failing roof on Hope House and even though much of the material has been donated, we still will have considerable costs.
WE NEED DONATIONS!
Please consider taking a volunteer shift or asking your church to get involved to take a few nights (just MTWTH each week).
We are running a Facebook fundraiser which gives us 100% of the payments received via credit card on a secure platform.
Checks can also be made payable to CPOH and mailed to:
Community Partners of Hope, Inc
P.O. Box 1791
Henderson, NC 27536
You can view the volunteer schedule on the shelter calendar by clicking here or call Jane at (252) 432-9494.