Housing the Homeless
LUMC participates annually in the Winter Shelter Program in Virginia Beach, housing the homeless for one week during the coldest months of the year. The LUMC Youth annually host the evening meal on Friday of LUMC's week.
Since Covid, churches have not been allowed to host in-person. Instead LUMC has donated the money we budget for that week toward hotel rooms provided for the homeless by the City. Our Missions Committee has also purchased pots and pans for those staying in hotels and sought to meet needs as we learn of them.
We are hopeful that Winter Shelter in churches will resume as soon as the Covid situation reaches a safe enough level and we look forward to hosting once again.
At that time, many volunteers will be needed to provide for our guests. There are a variety of ways in which you can serve (see below) and your help is greatly appreciated. You'll be able to sign up in the Welcome Center or contact the church office to see where you can plug in. Stay tuned!
Some of the ways you can help:
- Provide food or desserts for a meal
- Provide snacks for bag lunches
- Assemble bag lunches
- Wash & dry towels
- Set up, cook or clean-up for a meal