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WIZS checked in with Jane King, volunteer coordinator for the Henderson Men’s Shelter, to see how shelter staff and the men they serve are faring in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
King reported that the shelter is running smoothly as it nears the closing of its season at the end of March. “Basically, all of our volunteers have asked to be excused, but our paid staff are committed to keeping the shelter open and are making a concerted effort to have the men practice good hygiene and social distancing as much as possible,” King said. “Our meal volunteers have continued to bring food and all seems to be well.”
At this time, King said the shelter is down to four men who are working on having a place to go when the shelter closes later this month. “We also have five men living in Hope House (year-round transitional home) and they are also being advised of safe practices,” explained King.
According to King, continued prayers and monetary donations to help meet payroll and prepare for next year are great ways for the community to support the shelter at this time.
All contributions are tax-deductible. Checks may be sent to:
Community Partners of Hope, Inc, P.O. Box 1791, Henderson, NC 27536