Service Opportunity with Fellow Parishioners at Christ House

You Can Make a Difference

According to their website, “Christ House opened in December 1985 as the first 24-hour residential medical facility for homeless men and women in the United States. Today, Christ House is still the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. To the best of our knowledge, there are only 13 stand-alone residential medical facilities for the homeless like Christ House in all of the U.S. and Canada. ”

Each month a group of volunteers organized by Laura Sinram and Greg Mackmin prepare a meal for approximately 60 Christ House Residents.  As you can imagine, this goes much more smoothly the more volunteers who can participate.  Recently a number of people who’ve faithfully participated in the Christ House Mission project of St. Thomas’ Parish have moved or for other reasons had to drop off the list of regular volunteers — the pool of workers has gone from about a dozen a few months ago to just two this month, Greg and K.C.  If you are interested in joining this team and supporting this ministry, please let Greg Macmin (gmackmin@gmail.com) or Laura Sinram  (lsinram@comcast.net) know as soon as possible.  This is a fantastic service opportunity — please take advantage of this chance to make a difference in DC.

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