Outreach

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Salvation Army Meal Volunteers

The next Framingham Salvation Army meal preparation and serving date is Monday, June 12 from 4:30 PM to 7PM.  There are a few components: buying the food, baking cakes, cooking/prepping the dinner (4:30 – 6:00) and serving/clean up (6:00 – 7:00).  So you can do a piece or a couple of pieces.  It’s up to you.  Please contact Eliza Blay at Eliza_Blay@comcast.net for more information.

Common Cathedral August 13

We will be joining Common Cathedral on Sunday, August 13 for food prep, lunch and worship from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.  All ages can participate.  More details to follow and in the meantime, contact Katherine Ballas for more information specific to the event.

June Mission News!

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Mission Day – Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers Urgently Needed for Habitat for Humanity

We are planning a work day for Saturday, June 3. In addition to a $750 donation, the group size must be 8-10 people, and as of this writing we are still a few volunteers short.  The minimum age at the construction site is 16, and those between 16 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.  Please consider joining the Parish of St. Paul team.  If you are interested in lending a hand, you can sign up in the Parish Hall, email Jon Swalboski at jonswalboski@gmail.com, or speak to Gretchen or Katherine.

Here are some FAQ’s from the HFH website:

What skills are required?
We love experienced volunteers, but the vast majority of our volunteers have never had more construction experience than painting a bedroom or hanging a picture on the wall. Our site supervisors will teach you everything you need to know on your build day.

Where do I build?
Once you have scheduled and confirmed your build day, the Volunteer Coordinator will send you the site location, required paperwork, proper dress, and directions. All of our sites are in the Boston area, are accessible by public transit, and generally have free street parking available.
What will happen when I arrive at the site?
At the beginning of each workday, a Habitat site supervisor will start the morning with an introduction, a safety talk and instructions. The group will then break into crews to work on the various building tasks. The activities range from hanging drywall, painting, stacking lumber, framing, sanding, demolition, cleaning, and anything else that needs doing! .

How long do build days last?
Volunteers build with us from 9 am to 3.30 pm. If you sign up for a build day you need to commit to being there all day.

What should I bring?

• Proper Dress: Wear comfortable clothing and expect to get dirty with spilled paint, dirt etc. Closed toe shoes are a must and layers in the wintertime are key as our homes are often not insulated or heated.

• Food and Drink: Bring any food or drink you will need for the day including water. Convenience stores are within driving distance but can be a far walk from some sites.

• No Tools or Supplies Required: Habitat Greater Boston will provide all tools and building materials for your build day.       

 

 There are many ways to get Involved!

 Take your pick and click!

Centre Street Food Pantry

Plenty Project

Creation Care

 

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