Your Turn...First Responder Rest Stop

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Today I'm writing with two hats on at once - you should see me, the dog can't stop laughing! Yes, I'm the Crossroads Volunteer Coordinator and that's how you may know me from these writings. But, I'm also the ministry lead for the First Responder Rest Stop ministry. So, while you try to decide if I'm wearing a fedora and a baseball cap or if it's a sombrero and a beret...read on and see if you want to come serve with us! No hat required.

The First Responder Rest Stop ministry has some opportunities for you to ANSWER THE CALL. If you'd like to be part of the team that cares for our first responders and wants to encourage them through acts of kindness, look through the list below. If you have questions about this ministry, the contact info is at the bottom.

SPECIAL ONE-TIME PROJECT
We've been doing this for 6 1/2 years, it's time to refresh the space. We need to move furniture out of the room, paint, and move things back in. If you can help with any part of this, we really need you. Date is flexible and we can work around our volunteers. We do hope to complete this before Appreciation Week in mid-May.

Friday afternoon or early evening (Weekly)
This is a basic drink refill and takes 5-10 minutes.

Saturday morning (Weekly)
This is a basic drink refill and takes 5-10 minutes.

Sunday after church (2-3 times/month)
3rd and 4th Sundays each month and the 5th Sunday quarterly. This is a full stock refill assignment and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Wal-Mart Shoppers (1-2 times/month, on call)
We need 1-2 people to make Wal-Mart trips for us. This will vary, but will average twice a month. You would need to be able to purchase and we will issue a reimbursement check within a week.

Costco Shoppers (1-2 times/month, on call)
We need 1-2 people to make Costco trips for us. This varies, but will average twice a month and can be a full cart's worth. You can purchase and we will issue a reimbursement check within a week. Or we can purchase a gift card for you to use if necessary.

SPECIAL REQUEST: We specifically need 1 person who is willing to purchase cases of water in Vancouver, as it saves us $4 per case on bottle deposits and we buy 10-15 at a time.

Lois Flores, 503.890.6117
lois.flores@crossroadsportland.com