|SOS is working with the City of Rochester, the Strafford County Public Health Network, Emergency Management, Rochester Fire, Tri-City Coop and the Rochester Rec Center to provide a warming center 23 hours a day through at least Monday due to the bitter cold. Dinner will be being served this evening by Straight Street Outreach at the center. We have cots and blankets set up and had approximately 20 people last night spend the night. We told them if they provide the space we will get the volunteers to staff it, so please help if you can.
We desperately need volunteer staffing.
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4caeaa2aa2fb6-rochesterAll you need to do to staff is come down and keep an eye on things help people coming in, greet them, show them where the showers are and provide any support needed. We also need some donations of food, snacks, coffee, beverages and whatever you might offer to keep peoples stomachs filled while they get out from this bitter cold!
We have created an online sign up that you can sign up for shifts. We have a dire need to get slots filled for today as early as 8am this morning! We opened the center last night by 6pm on about 2 hours notice. Anything you can do to sign up and help or drop food or beverages off would be greatly appreciated. Center entrance is in the middle rear of the Rec Dept at 150 Wakefield St. in Rochester! This is the only warming shelter that will operate 23 hours in the area. Please be sure to get word out to anyone who needs it.
On behalf of everyone at SOS Recovery Community Organization thank you in advance for all you do to make this such a fantastic community with so much love and support.
SOS Recovery Community Center Rochester, NH Phone 603.841.2350.
Thank you and God Bless.