608278_1MqtUU & RATI

The Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation will host Room at the Inn (RATI) during the week of January 11th-January 18th. Room at the Inn is rotating homeless shelter that operates October through May. While several members of MqtUU have supported RATI through volunteerism, it is the first time MqtUU is hosting.

We will need approximately 90 volunteers to execute this project. There is a volunteer opportunity for everyone from cooking and serving a meal, assisting with set up or break down, doing loads of laundry, covering a shift (MUST attend training–see below), providing snacks, and more. Michelle Halley and Sarah Johnson are our UU Coordinators, with additional support provided by Darlene Dreisbach and Kim Frost, Guest Advocate at RATI.

Items needed: night lights, two wash tubs, toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine sanitary products).

Sign ups will be available on Sundays with the goal of having all slots filled by Sunday, December 14th. You may also contact Sarah Johnson, 458-3915 or iamsarahjeanjohnson@gmail.com OR Michelle Halley, 361-0520 or michelle.halley@sbcglobal.net.

The next training is December 18th at the Warming Center at 6pm. Training lasts approximately 1 1/2-2 hours. http://www.roomattheinn.org/

FROM: Room At The Inn

Room at the Inn is in a contest to win $5,000.00 and we need your vote to make it happen. River Vally Bank is awarding $5000.00 to a local non-profit in recognition if the re-opening of the Third Street Branch location.  The bank has been fully renovated and has reopened to the public. The award is given to the non-profit  group that receives the most votes.

To cast your vote you need to visit the Third Street River Valley Bank (Third and Magnetic) and cast your vote on their computer. You will need an email address to vote and are allowed one vote per email address.
If Room at the Inn receives the prize we will use the money for the renovation of the back meeting space of the Warming Center.