Room In The Inn
Room In The Inn Needs You
CATHEDRAL'S ROOM IN THE INN
The Room in the Inn program, a winter shelter program for the homeless, will begin again in November. The Cathedral hosts 30 to 40 homeless men every Tuesday evening from November through March. We give them a warm place to sleep, a hot dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch. We also provide showers, clean underwear and socks, toiletries, and movies for them to watch.
In order for us to do this, we need your help. We need individuals, families or groups to provide and prepare dinners, sack lunches, and breakfasts. We also need Innkeepers to stay the night with our guests,. We need help transporting our guests from and to the Campus for Human Development, and help with laundry and hospitality.
Another way to contribute is by donating men's boxers, t-shirts and socks. We need mostly large and x-large boxers and t-shirts; however, we do need some small and 2x-large as well. We are also in need of tooth brushes and tooth paste, body lotion, liquid bath soap, shampoo, disposable razors, and shaving cream.
Have questions? Want to help? Contact Sarah McLeod. Or click on the Room In the Inn picture below and see exactly what needs we have.
Innkeeper: Spends the night with the guests. Wakes them up in the morning, sets out breakfast, and cleans the Fleming Center.
Transportation: Drivers are needed on Tuesday evening top pick up our 30 to 40 guests from the Campus for Human Development and bring them to the Fleming Center. We leave the Fleming Center at 6:30 p.m. Drivers are also needed on Wednesday morning to return our guests to the Campus by 6 am. This is a great opportunity for friends to get together to take our guests back then have breakfast together.
Laundry: Picks up the linens from the Fleming Center on Wednesday morning, launders and folds the sheets and towels, and returns them to the Fleming Center by 5 p.m. the following evening.
Hospitality: Sets up the Fleming Center (inflates air mattresses and makes them up), serves dinner, and interacts with our guests.
Food: Provides and prepares dinner for 40 hungry men. The meal should consist of a meat, vegetables, a starch, bread, deserts, and drinks. This is a great opportunity for families or friends to get together. It is also a great opportunity for groups to volunteer and work together.
Breakfast consists of cereal, milk, juice, fruit, and sweet rolls. Sack lunches consist of 2 sandwiches, a bag of chips, a piece of fruit, a something sweet, and a drink.
If you want to volunteer or need further information, contact Sarah McLeod.
Working with the homeless is a very rewarding experience and is a great way to spend a Tuesday evening. Our guests are screened by the downtown Room In the Inn staff, are all nice, interesting, and enjoy a good conversation. The homeless love to come to the Cathedral and request it every Tuesday. When asked why they love to come to the Cathedral, the answer is because of the people, that we are friendly and that they are treated with respect. This is a great tribute to our parishioners!
THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THE INN
Except at the Cathedral!
Donations can be made to assist the Room In the Inn program. Checks should be made payable to the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Please specify that your donation is for the Room In the Inn program and deliver it to the Cathedral office or place it in the collection basket.