it’s cold. really cold. and as i sit typing this blog post, i’m in my house with the heat turned up around 70 degrees. all the while, there’s a large community of homeless people on the streets of little rock laying in about 4 inches of snow.
i don’t say this as some kind of cheap guilt trip, but more of a call to action. we have the opportunity to literally help save lives. our friends over at canvas community have stepped up huge by opening their doors for an emergency warming center for the homeless community.
as the temperatures look to dip into the teens in the next couple nights, they want to keep the center open tomorrow night but are simply unable to do so unless volunteers step up.
they need people to volunteer for 3-hour (or more) shifts overnight tomorrow (tuesday) night. it literally only requires you to come hang out for a few hours. while it’s a big commitment to sacrifice a little sleep, this will, again, be an opportunity to very literally help save lives. for the faith community, particularly, we should rush to meet these kinds of needs.
if you’d like to volunteer, please contact our community leader, john hardin, and he can give you more details on how to help. feel free to call or text him at 501.319.5363. you can also email him at johnwhardin [at] me [dot] com. additionally, you can message him via twitter @johnwhardin.
please help spread the word. any and all volunteers are welcome.