Beloved of SOTH:
I’ve copied a message from Family Promise of Sussex County. They are starting an emergency shelter program for the winter and need your help. Please read through the information and respond directly to Colleen Duffy at First Presbyterian in Newton (her contact info is below) if you are able to help with a staffing, providing a meal, or covering costs for emergency motel needs.
Peace in our Advent Waiting,
Dear Family Promise of Sussex County Supporters:
We are SO thankful that Newton Presbyterian Church has offered to host our families for two of the open weeks in December. We are currently working with Johnsonburg Camp who may be able to assist for the third week, and in the event that they cannot Newton Presbyterian Church has GRACIOUSLY offered to assist with a host location for that week as well. I would like to personally thank Colleen Duffy who has volunteered her time to coordinate volunteers for these weeks! Newton Presbyterian Church, with Colleen Duffy coordinating the volunteers, have covered four open hosting weeks for this 2018 Holiday Season! This is over and beyond their yearly commitment to hosting. Thank you again!
I would also like to say a “thank you” to Sparta Presbyterian Church who has agreed to host for the open week in January that is coming up shortly as well!
Although we would like to keep our guests at a host location, supported by hospitality during this holiday season and offer the experience of waking up to a Christmas tree and the warmth of volunteers we do know there will be nights where motel costs are needed. We would like to thank you for your donations to be used towards nights where there is no coverage and welcome any additional donations that can be offered. We also thank those of you who have shared this need with your family, friends and neighbors to encourage donations and volunteers!
PLEASE, if you are able to volunteer for a few hours, a meal, overnight, or weekend days and give the gift of time this holiday season contact Colleen Duffy who is coordinating volunteers!
Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meghan Arahill, LSW, Family Promise