Walls of Warmth (WOW), a rotating homeless shelter in Shiawassee County, has been in full operation since the beginning of the year and has had guests each night for the past two weeks. Walls of Warmth provides immediate, temporary housing to homeless individuals of all social and cultural identities in Shiawassee County.
“We have had guests from all walks of life staying in a warm, safe environment,” shares Mark Green, WOW Planning Workgroup Team member and Discipleship Pastor at the Owosso First Church of the Nazarene. “We wish to provide a safe place for those who are in desperate need in the coldest months of winter and thus fulfill the love of Christ.”
Many community members have stepped forward to assist with supplies and providing food; however, Walls of Warmth needs more community volunteers to commit to staying overnight at the shelter from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. “We treat our guests and volunteers with dignity and respect, plus provide overnight accommodations and 3 meals per day,” explains Green.
If you are a night owl, a good listener and enjoy connecting with people, this volunteer opportunity might be for you. Whether you can volunteer for one night or several nights, we appreciate what you can do.
Volunteer training is available on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Monday, Feb. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both trainings will be held at the WOW Welcome Center, 121 W. Exchange Street, Owosso. For more information or to RSVP for the training, please call the Walls of Warmth at (989) 494-6910.