In the church, volunteers are present at all times to ensure that our guests are safe. It is during these times that parents have the opportunity to connect with volunteers. Many times our families have gone through great trauma before they have reached us. It is the volunteers, showing grace and love, that encourage and assist our families in building back their self-esteem and courage to face each day.
The Day Center is the Command Central of Family Promise. It is a place that families come to organize themselves and their needs for the day. Volunteers can be utilized here in many different ways. Office Angels use their skills to serve as receptionists. Van Drivers and Trailer Haulers assist us in transporting families, beds, and their belongings to and from the church. We also have various positions that come up as needed. Give us a call if you are interested in learning more.
Dinner Angels prepare a hot, informal meal that is prepared in the church’s kitchen or at volunteer’s homes and brought to the church. It is served at about 6 pm family style. Food preparations can be done as a group or individual. Suggestions and dietary restrictions are provided.
Evening Hosts welcome the guests for the evening, and eat dinner and socialize with the guests. They oversee the clean-up of the kitchen and dining area and remain on-site until the Overnight Hosts arrive. Evening hosts also ensure that the common areas are tidy at the end of the evening.
Overnight hosts spend the night at the host church and are the go-to people in case of emergency. They introduce themselves upon arrival, are on-hand to assist guests if needed, and know the time for the morning pick-up. These hosts ensure that the church common areas are left ready for the day.
The Van Driver picks up the Family Promise van, which is parked at the Day Center to collect the guest families to bring them to and from the host church. The morning pick up is 7 am at the host church, except for Saturday at 10 am. Afternoon pick-up is always at 5:00 p.m. at the Day Center.
The trailer is hauled each Sunday at 2 pm from host church to host church. This trailer holds all beds used for families and volunteers while staying at each church. The trailer can be hauled by either a personal vehicle or the Family Promise Van.
We just wanted to tell ya’ll Good Morning and thank ya’ll for everything ya’ll have done for our family. We are very grateful for all ya’ll do.
Thank you Mrs. Eva
You do your best
even if you’re not well,
but everything you do
is so very swell.
P.S. We will so very miss you
Thank u for everything!
Thank u for the party!
Thank u for the assistance!
You are awesome!
You are cool!
You are amazing!