As you may know, Old First hosts an overnight shelter for 30 homeless men every year from Nov. 1 to the end of April in partnership with the Bethesda Project.
As October comes to a close and we’re getting ready to open for another season, I have been scheduling groups of volunteers to prepare and share meals for our guests. I am happy to report that the schedule is filling up quickly.
The holidays are upon us, a time when many of us celebrate with friends and family; during this time, it is important for us to remember those around us who do not have a strong support system, and struggle to live day to day.
Billi is organizing a potluck Thanksgiving dinner for our shelter guests. If you want to prepare a dish, let her know. (She’s trying to orchestrate a “non-traditional” Thanksgiving feast.) If you wish to help her serve and share Thanksgiving dinner with the shelter guests, please let her know that too.
There are also other open dates if you wish to volunteer by providing a meal. We at Old First appreciate our dedicated volunteers, and their efforts that go above and beyond to provide a quality service experience to our guests. As always, thank you!
“God of compassion,your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus,whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross: we hold before you those who are homeless and cold especially in this bitter weather. Draw near and comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship.”
-Prayer from the Church of England