UPDATE: We will be shutting down the season on March 25.  Our last night of sheltering will be March 24. 

The CAPS Executive Board met to discuss the best way to handle our Night Stay Shelter during this crisis.  There was much discussion on how to proceed and how to best balance prudence and ministry.

The board voted unanimously that:

  • We will remain open through March 24th, following the CDC guidelines for shelters.

  • We will operate the shelter with minimal volunteers to follow the state and CDC guidelines while also ensuring the safety of our guests and volunteers.

  • Volunteers are encouraged to stay home if they are high risk or feel uncomfortable with coming in.

How you can help:

  • Due to the shortage of sanitizing supplies, we are asking for donations of sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer (large and individual sizes), and face masks.

  • To decrease the number of volunteers that are needed on site, and to prevent our guests from sitting in close proximity, we are asking for donations of $10 meal cards to local fast food restaurants for breakfast.  Suggested places are McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Hardee’s, Subway, Chick-fil-a. They are within walking distance of town and can provide a complete breakfast for under $10.

  • If you are not high risk and available to fill in shifts for those that can no longer come, please sign up or call 286-9126.  The link to sign up can be found on the CAPS Night Stay Volunteers Facebook page.

  • Pray for safety and health for all guests and volunteers, rapid housing for our guests, and the supplies and food to complete our weeks.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Night Stay Administrator at 286-9126 or email gro.kloffuspac@yatsthgin.

 

You can read the letter to the Board from Don Leverone, President of CAPS.