Embry Rucker Community Shelter - Reston , VA
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Description: The Embry Rucker Community Shelter is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. We are dedicated to helping our clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing.
We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and employ 20 full-time staff members. We also have several part-time staff and more than 400 volunteers dedicated to helping our clients get back on their feet.
Volunteers Requests by Embry Rucker Community Shelter: Meal Servers: Every day of the year, the Embry Rucker Community Shelter serves 200 meals to shelter clients. Help prepare and serve a meal while bringing a smile to our clientâ€™s faces. Hypothermia Prevention Program Assistants:Meet the immediate needs of one of the most vulnerable populations in our community during the winter season. Volunteers are needed to prevent weather-induced illness and loss of life among unsheltered homeless adult men and women: cater prepared meals; coordinate wish list donation drives; and provide evening assistance.November â€“ March Coat Closet Coordinators: Keep our community warm in the winter! Sort and display donated coats and assist customers in choosing coats.November â€“ March
Donation Requests by Embry Rucker Community Shelter: Shelter Current Priority Needs: Menâ€™s coats, bottled water, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s underwear (Sizes S, M, L), socks, deodorant, blankets, new pillows, Smart Trip cards, gift cards from Target, Safeway, or gas cards from Sunoco, Exxon.
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