Southern Oregon Wildfire Response: Community Day Shelter
On September 8, Southern Oregon was ravaged by wildfires, leaving thousands of members of our community displaced. We're offering the use of our building to those affected by hosting a day shelter. Our desire is to provide a safe, smoke-free space for people to find respite. We will be open from Monday, September 14 through Saturday, September 19, from 8am to 7pm.
We will provide:
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee
- Laundry service
- School support
- Free wifi and quiet spaces to work
Our desire is to provide a safe, smoke free space for people to find respite. We'll also be available to talk and pray. There's no need to sign up; simply drop by and we'll do our best to care for you.
If you'd like to volunteer to serve at the drop-in center, please sign up here.
Here are the volunteer roles we have identified (though each is fluid and likely to be adjusted):
- Cafeteria Host (food prep, guest care, cleaning)
- Coffee Host (monitor coffee station, pray for guests)
- Building Security (survey rooms, ensure guest safety)
- Logistics Help (volunteer support, meet needs that arise)
We are breaking of volunteer shifts in four hour chunks: 8am-12pm, 12pm-4pm, 4pm-8pm.
During the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're committed to providing as many options for gathering as we can.
We currently meet on Sundays at 9am and 10:30am, with inside and outside options available.
There is no need to sign up for your preferred worship time; however, please be aware that
masks are required for all attenders that choose to sit inside.
All of these services can be livestreamed from home.