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Code Blue

The cool weather foretells the approaching winter season with night time temperatures dropping. When the air temperature drops 20°, CODE BLUE is activated by Montgomery County and the shelter located in Luther Hall on Trinity Lutheran’s campus is opened. This is a program which provides safe, warm lodging during the night time hours for those without homes. Dinner and breakfast are also served to the guests.

This program is fully staffed and operated by servant leaders from the North Penn area and our Trinity community. Assistance is being sought to staff three shifts as noted below; as well as cooks to provide the evening meal. Please click link to view calendar and sign up.

SERVANT LEADER SHIFT SCHEDULE/RESPONSIBILITIES

Intake: Register guests as they arrive, serve dinner, and visit with the guests.

Overnight: Be awake and aware should someone need help (We especially need help for overnight shifts)

Breakfast/Cleanup: Serve breakfast and clean-up guest sleeping area, guest eating/fellowship area and kitchen.

Meal: Prepare a hot meal for 4-5 people and deliver to the shelter by 8:00 pm.

Other opportunities:

Donations of bus/train tokens or money to purchase them, individually wrapped snacks, bottled water, waterproof gloves, hats, socks, lip balm and/or hand/feet warmers to give to our guests as they leave the shelter would be greatly appreciated.

A bin will be placed in the Main Lobby of Trinity marked for Code Blue Donations. Any monetary donations may be placed in the offering plate during worship or sent directly to the church office clearly marked for Code Blue.

To sign up to help or request further information, please send an e-mail to: codeblue@trinitylansdale.com. Training for each shift will take place at the shelter located in Luther Hall on the following dates: Sunday 11/24/14 at 1:00pm Monday 12/1/14 at 7:00pm