From: Traci Goff Flowers, Grace Wins Haven and the Newport Winter Shelter!!
With the changing of the shelter from just a Hazardous Weather Shelter to a Winter Shelter our needs are getting bigger!!! Between Grace Wins Haven and the Newport Winter Shelter we will be working round the clock 5 days a week. Our Current biggest needs are listed below:
Volunteers – lots and lots of volunteers!!! We need to people to help at the day shelter and the winter night shelter. We need people to prepare Dinner and Breakfast for the winter Shelter. We need volunteers to help serve food, sort and organize donations, help in the clothing closet, do intake paperwork with guests, help folks write resumes, do laundry, etc. There is plenty of warm and gratifying work for everyone – even if you just have an hour or two we can use your help!!
Don’t have time to Volunteer? Donate!!! We always need financial support to cover costs associated with both facilities( Rent, Electric, water etc,,,) as well as to purchase supplies and help people obtain ID’s, gas vouchers, etc… We also need supplies donated beverage items ( Juice, Milk, Coffee, hot chocolate, etc), food that can be cooked in a toaster oven or microwave, cleaning supplies toilet paper, Clorox wipes, hand soap, dish soap, bleach, etc. Paper Products (Paper plates, hot and Cold cups, Napkins, bowls) Plastic ware etc….
We have some large one time needs as well… A set of Pots and Pans, Electric griddle, (2) Cold Beverage Dispenser, Hotpads, Kitchen towels, Kitchen Knife set, and a 12″ Skillet.
To Everyone that helped us get this far we are so thankful for each one of you!! We could not have made it to this without each and everyone of you!!! To get more information, to donate or volunteer a few hours, call Traci Flowers at 541-265-1974!!