CHRISTMAS AT THE MERCY HOME BY WENDY WEISSMAN
Once again, it is time to start thinking about signing up for shifts at the local Domestic Violence Shelter for Women (Mercy Home), so that the dedicated 24/7 staff there can spend Christmas with their families.
Here are the shifts we need to fill:
- Monday, 12/24: 2-5 PM
- Monday, 12/24: 5-8 PM
- Monday, 12/24 8-11 PM
- Tuesday, 12/25: 8-11 AM
- Tuesday, 12/25: 11 AM — 2 PM
- Tuesday, 12/25: 2-5 PM
To comply with the Mercy Homes rules, men are welcome to help cover a shift as long as they are accompanied by a female. For those of you who have never done this before, it is a great mitzvah to help out with the Mercy Home and the women who reside at the shelter. Duties include answering the phone (a script is provided, and an on-call staff member is available if you need help), monitoring the alarms, and signing residents in and out. Residents often stay with friends or family members during the holiday, so there may be only 1 or 2 residents on the premises — or none, so be sure to bring a good book to read or a movie to watch.
If you are able to help, or have any questions, please contact Wendy Weissman at 727-4098 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The location of the shelter is confidential, so once I have the volunteer list, I will tell you where you need to be.
Thanks in advance.