Emergency Shelters in Wilson County, Tennessee
December 1, 2016 – March 14, 2017
Compassionate Hands is a group of local Christians who have united to protect the lives of Wilson County’s homeless population by hosting emergency shelters in church buildings during the winter. New Hope is one of many Lebanon-area congregations that participate. The goal of Compassionate Hands is that nobody in Wilson County will be outside all night in the cold when the temperature is below freezing. Wilson County churches are working together to serve as emergency shelters for 15 weeks this winter. In a program modeled after Nashville’s “Room in the Inn”, each church will open their building and provide volunteers one night a week. New Hope will serve as a host site on Saturday nights. We will host homeless men and need male volunteers to stay overnight here at the church.
If you would like to volunteer for this ministry opportunity, please contact the church at 444-7020.
Some needs as we look toward this winter:
- Prayer for a safe winter.
- Funds to purchase additional sleeping mats ($75 each).
- Sheets, blankets, towels, and wash clothes.
- Volunteers – overnight, as well as morning & evening food and transportation.
- Funds for first aid kits and medical needs of shelter guests.
While most items will be donated by church members, there will be additional costs.