Volunteer training set for Cold Night Shelter Project


Required training for anyone wishing to participate in the Cold Night Shelter Project is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson County Public Library at 303 W. Second St. in Seymour.

The 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.

The program begin Dec. 1 and during the first five days, 12 males and one female was served. Volunteers came from Seymour, Brownstown, Indianapolis and Fishers, according to information provided by Gentry. Want to find out about becoming a host church? Contact Gentry at 317-590-2595.

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