The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The YWCA Family Center is looking for volunteers to provide meals for homeless families at our unique facility in Northeast Columbus
The Family Center is a 24-hour temporary housing facility for homeless families that serves up to 50 families per night. Families are assigned family advocates to help them find safe and affordable permanent housing. Residents have access to our employment resource room, laundry facilities, child advocates, on-site "Safe and Sound" licensed day care center and after school programs.
Residents are provided with three meals and two snacks per day. The Family Center depends ENTIRELY on the donations and volunteer efforts of generous community members to provide dinners. We typically look for groups of 10-15 individuals to provide, prepare, serve and clean. Organize your friends, co-workers, family, congregation, etc.!
There are two options for volunteers:
1. Bring in enough food to serve upwards of 200 people and prepare it in our fully-equipped kitchen. An example of a typical meal: Lasagna, Corn, Salad, Cookies, Lemonade
2. Make a $500 donation (covers the cost of food and staffing). Our staff will provide and prepare the meal and you and your fellow volunteers can help us set up, serve and clean up.
Available dates can be viewed at: http://www.localendar.com/public/familycenterhosts
To sign up for a serving time or for more information about hosting a meal please contact 253-3916