Our first season as an overflow homeless shelter came to an end on March 31 and was a great success. We look forward to starting up again on December 1. Thanks to everyone who volunteered in some way at our shelter. Without the help of a tremendous number of people, it wouldn’t have been possible. Here are some numbers that show just what an incredible 4 months it was:
Number of people served: 1,870 (An average of 17 people a night x 110 nights).
Number of meals served: 5,610
Number of different volunteers: 142
Number of churches that contributed in some way: 17
Number of people who we helped get into permanent housing: 15
Number of people we helped get into rehab of some sort: 7
Again, thanks to everyone who helped with this great ministry. Over the next 8 months we will be working to get ready for next winter. We’re always open to suggestions, so please let us know of anything we can do differently to make this ministry even more successful.