Cold Night Shelter Project seeks volunteers


The Cold Night Shelter Project needs volunteers to help staff host churches.

Volunteers will be assigned jobs and time slots so they will know exactly what, where, when and how long.

Training required of all Cold Night volunteers is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson County Public Library, 303 W. Second St., Seymour.

The Cold Night Shelter Project began from community discussions by Bethel Community Church. After speaking with the community and realizing the issue, the Rev. Dr. Sondra Gentry realized people of faith should step up to help with this issue. From this, discussions began with various pastors and lay leaders.

Each church is asked to host for one week during the time of Dec. 1 to Feb. 28. The shelters only activate when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. The shelter program is structured and modeled after a working program.

Want to find out about becoming a host church in Jackson County? Contact Gentry at 317-590-2595.

Look for a story about the project in Saturday’s Tribune and online at

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