Helping Hands of Rockland County is a community organization that helps homeless men and women get off the streets by providing shelter from December to April. Helping Hands also provides assistance by referring homeless men and women in the areas of employment, housing and substance abuse.
Our church has been a vital part of Helping Hands since its inception in November of 2004. We provide shelter and serve warm dinners at least once a month during the winter season. During this time, volunteers are needed to help shelter, cook and transport people to and from our church and the pick up point in Spring Valley. To find out more about the program, visit Helping Hands' website and blog at rocklandhelpinghands.org.
Winter is a difficult time for those without shelter. Assistance is needed to provide a hot meal, serve the meal, clean up or chaperone overnight. Chaperones will have an opportunity to serve in two different time slots: 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Of course, for those that can chaperone from 9:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., that time is always available. If you have time to share, please contact the project chair, Karen Rhodes.
The next host dates will be:
March 13th, 14th, 15th
This season meals are needed for each Wednesday shelter - December 14th, January 25th, February 13th, and March 13th. Meals for each evening usually include soup, salad, a main dish, dessert and a beverage. Please note that one volunteer does not have to provide the entire meal. If a volunteer prefers to provide only one course that would be appreciated. If there are any bakers, please know that we can always freeze pies and then use them for dessert. For planning purposes, we usually provide meals for 25-30 guests per evening and meals are served between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m.
Prayerfully consider a role with the Helping Hands shelter project, so that our church can once again provide a warm meal and covered shelter to those in need.