December 19, 2018

Room in the Inn

Every year in the United States 37,000 homeless people die mainly due to inadequate shelter during the Winter.  Memphis has only 3 full-time homeless shelters and they are not free.  During the coldest months of the year, our homeless are sleeping outside while churches and places of worship are heated and empty. Room in the Inn aims to enlist local faith communities to open their doors to host 12 – 15 of our unsheltered neighbors during the coldest months of the year (November – March).  St. Francis of Assisi Church is joining this endeavor and is looking for volunteers.

Join St. Francis in serving those experiencing homelessness in the Memphis area by inviting them to be our guests at Room in the Inn, every Thursday night from November through March at the Ozanam Center (St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen), located at 1306 Monroe.  On these cold Thursday nights in November through March, we will be offering food and shelter to those in need of our aid. You can assist in this endeavor by preparing and serving dinner, sharing in fellowship, arranging sleeping quarters or serving as a Laundry Angel. There is a job for everyone!

To sign upclick here.

To donate supplies, please check out the Room in the Inn Wish list on Amazon.com:   RITI WISH LIST.

To make a monetary donation, click here and then select Room In the Inn under the list of  “Second and or Misc” collections.

For more information, please call Jim Burge at (901) 254-1595 or the church office at (901) 756-1213.

Come join us!  Be part of the “Inn” crowd!