Room in the Inn
|Date||Saturday, December 23rd from 7:30pm to Sunday, December 24th, 2017 8:30am|
|Address||602 Looney Ave, Memphis, TN 38107|
|End Address||We will transport our neighbors back to the Carpenter's House at 7:15 a.m. and then return the van to our parking spot at Trinity UMC., 1738 Galloway Ave, Memphis, TN 38112|
|Number of Registrants||1 out of 2|
|Registration Opens||October 30, 2017 at 9:14pm|
|Registration Closes||December 24, 2017 at 8:30am or or when space runs out.|
Some of the responsibilities include:
Our goal is to share the love of God through hospitality. Shelter is a basic necessity that more than 2,000 people in Memphis are living without each night. Faith communities have large buildings and volunteers who can provide warmth, hospitality, meals and a good helping of kindness and respect.
At least half of Room In The Inn’s participants are temporarily or “first time” homeless. Generally, they are working poor who have suffered setbacks like job loss, illness, loss of transportation and divorce.
The other fifty percent of our participants are chronically homeless. They often face one or more serious issues, including mental illness, addiction and physical disabilities.
Many of Room In The Inn’s participants are military veterans. In the United States, nearly one-third of homeless adults are veterans.
The challenges that most of us face on a daily basis are difficult enough with adequate support and resources. When the poor and homeless lack such assistance, maintaining housing and employment makes their survival overwhelming and financially devastating.