W.A.R.M – Wrapping Arms Around Many, is an organization run by (25+) local churches staffed by church volunteers with support from the Department of Social Services. Upon assessment by DSS, many of the homeless are housed by local churches throughout the coldest winter months, November through April. Good Sam has been participating in this effort for ten years and have been blessed by many in the homeless community that we would have otherwise not gotten to know.
This year we will house and feed our homeless brothers and sisters during the week of February 9-16. Our week will begin with a major transformation of the fellowship hall directly after fellowship time, where we will set up cots and an eating area. The guests arrive each evening around 6pm and are served dinner. Throughout the week, we will serve breakfast and dinner each day, watch movies, play game, and just fellowship. At the end of the week (Sunday, 16th), our fellowship hall will transform back to its norm set up following breakfast with our guest. All of this will take a HUGE volunteer effort. Many of you are aware of this and have participated in the past, some of you are new and may want some more information.
Whether a longtime volunteer or new to the program, on Sunday, January 12th Gail Wathen will be offering an opportunity to have a conversation and discuss volunteer opportunities during coffee and conversation. Please join Gail as we plan another successful year welcoming our neighbors during our WARM week.