How You Can Help
You can help our community in so many ways. In fact, you might be surprised at some of our needs, but when you begin to think about the life of someone who is homeless or in poverty, the needs may begin to make more sense. If you are interested in volunteering at COR, please contact Rev. Jerry Stephens, Minister to Volunteers, at firstname.lastname@example.org
As of Jan 1, 2017 we will no longer be accepting donations for the clothes closet at Church of the Reconciler. we are happy to refer you to another organization that can meet that need much better than we can.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT NEW UNDERWEAR, SOCKS, AND WINTER ITEMS DURING COLD MONTHS. PLEASE SEE OUR UPDATED NEEDS LIST BELOW.
IF YOU WANT TO DROP OFF A DONATION, JUST CALL THE OFFICE AHEAD OF TIME AT 205-324-6402. IF WE DON’T ANSWER, JUST LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL CALL YOU BACK TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS ASAP. WE ASK THAT MOST ITEMS BE DROPPED OFF MONDAY-THURSDAY FROM 9AM-NOON, OR ON SUNDAYS FROM 11AM-NOON.
in kind donations, repairs, and ongoing needs
updated april 19 2017
-utility push cart(s)
-ASSISTANCE IN LEADING SUNDAY WORSHIP [email email@example.com for more info
-MEDICINES FOR NIGHTINGALE CLINIC: cold medications, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, muscle creams/ointments, assorted vitamins, steroid creams, antacids, Aspirin, eye drops, antibiotic and A&D ointments.
-backpacks (new or used)
-large 50+ gallon trashbags
-clorox wipes/clorox bleach
Current Repair List
-leaks in roof
-air conditioning unit
Hotel-size hygiene items- Twice a week we offer “hygiene packs” to our community consisting of various items: shampoo, soap, safety razors, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and other items. This ensures that our community stays as clean as they can if they are on the streets, and presentable if they are lucky enough to get a job interview.
Toilet Paper- This is often a much sought after item on the streets, so making sure we have enough on hand is always important.
Kitchen Supplies- Foam cups (6-8oz), paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, coffee, large garbage bags, paper towels, and kitchen cleaning supplies are always needed since we serve up to 250 plates per day in our kitchen. As you can imagine, serving that many people per day can wipe out our supply of kitchen items pretty quickly!
Bibles- We are often asked for Bibles. If you have some spare ones, help us by donating them so you can help us spread the Bread of Life.
Office Supplies- Copy paper, pens, pencils, folders, and other office supply items are often in need since we help so many people.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
To inquire about volunteering, email Rev. Jerry Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed for the following ministry opportunities:
-serving meals to the homeless
-basic upkeep and repair of the building
-organization of donated goods
The current volunteer skill sets are needed:
-Carpentry & simpleinterior construction/repairs, paint & painting
-Musicians for Sunday worship
-Doctors to hold clinic hours
-Help in our fund-raising efforts
-Repair & maintenance on church vehicles
-Job assistance – provide jobs
-Hold AA and NA meetings