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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Homeless Shelter efforts initiated in West Bend

Good info in this article in today's West Bend News. They are putting additional meeting times on the agenda to accommodate more churches and to encourage area citizens to get involved. This is a great idea...

"For those who can’t attend mornings, Family Promise of Washington County has added a 7 p.m. meeting Thursday, July 9 to learn about the homeless shelter scheduled to open Nov. 1

Marilyn Gundrum, store coordinator of St. Vincent De Paul in Washington County, will give a presentation at the evening meeting at Casa Guadalupe Education Center, 479 N. Main St., West Bend.

“It will be an opportunity to hear what we are doing and how to get involved,” she said.

The previously scheduled 7:30 a.m. Thursday meeting will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 140 N. 7th Ave., West Bend. The four core committees will continue their process and a presentation will be made for first-time attendees in a separate room at the morning session.

The start-up organization is in the recruitment process.

The local, faith-based group is also looking into a possible second day center in addition to the space offered by Cedar Springs Church in the town of Polk.

“It’s always healthy to have a backup plan,” Gundrum said.

“Certainly Cedar Springs is very generous in what they’re offering,” she said, “but we might need more than one.”

A volunteer training session will be held beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15 at Trinity. Consecutively scheduled break-out sessions will follow at 8:30 a.m. for the four committees – host churches, day center, fund raising and recruiting, and transportation. "

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What religious organizations care. I thought they were hate filled? [sarcastic humor people]