River of Refuge needs our help as they prepare to open the doors to their transitional housing facility for homeless families. If you haven’t had a chance to join us for one of our weekday worknights, here’s a chance to help and it’s on a Saturday.
Volunteers will help with everything from sorting food and clothing items to moving furniture, cleaning and painting. Kids are welcome to come and help, but please have a 1:1 ratio for anyone under 12 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Landscaping: trimmers, shears, rake, hoe, spade, garden gloves, (full-sun) Flowers/Shrubs/Mulch
Cleaning Supplies: mop (swiffer type is fine), broom, Windex, Lysol wipes, wood polish, rubber gloves, vacuum and anything else you use to clean a home.
Paint Supplies: brushes, trays, rollers, stir sticks
Serve KC volunteers will help from 9-Noon, but you are welcome to stay all day as the event is open until 4pm. Please consider bringing an item to donate to their pantry from their NEEDED ITEMS list.
DRESS: Wear comfortable clothing you won’t mind getting dirty and close toe shoes. You may also want to bring your own gloves and refillable water bottles.
DIRECTIONS: We’ll be working on the offices South of the former Park Lane Hospital. It’s tricky to find in the dark, so I made a MAP to help. Once you turn off Raytown Rd. you’ll need to veer to the right, go up a hill and the offices are on the left. You can also call me (Selena) at <a>816-582-7857</a>.
River of Refuge has made a commitment to help the hidden homeless—families living for months, even years, at pay by the week motels in Kansas City. Once renovations are complete this non-profit will provide free temporary housing and other services to working families to help them get back on their feet.
RoR purchased the former 150,000 sq. ft. Park Lane Hospital just outside the city limits of Raytown, in Kansas City, MO. The former hospital is being converted from a community eyesore to a community asset that helps needy working families move to a “place of dignity.” Once the space is converted they will provide lodging and services for the working poor, providing them with a direct alternative to “pay by the week” living arrangements and giving them the opportunity to receive resources needed to be successful in permanent housing.