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Christ’s Church Cathedral Anglican Diocese of Niagara is looking for volunteers in their new Resting and Hygiene Centre as a COVID-19 outreach ministry with an at-risk group in our community – those who are homeless or precariously housed.

The Resting and Hygiene centre will provide a physically distanced area, for up to ten persons at a time, for resting, use of washrooms and providing light refreshments.

The target date for opening is May 11, 2020 during the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. continuing seven days a week.  Volunteers and staff would arrive prior to and stay a little after the centre’s hours.  The programme will be located at Myler Hall, Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton, ON  L8R 2L3

The target date for training on-site staff & volunteers is May 7, 2020, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On-site volunteers must be healthy, not subject to a pre-existing medical condition which would disqualify their direct involvement and be between 18 and 64 years of age inclusive.  Others may provide background, logistical support. If you are interested in being an on-site volunteer, please email or call Ms. Kerry Lubrick, Centre Coordinator at lubricks@sympatico.ca  or (905) 679-2818 as soon as possible to learn more and to request a volunteer information/application form.

Off-Site Volunteers may provide background, logistical support and are asked to connect with Mr. David Savage at dsavage3@cogeco.ca or (905) 520-5173 to consult about opportunities for this kind of ministry.

If you would like to make a tax receipted financial gift to  the Resting and Hygiene Centre, please make your cheque payable to Christ’s Church Cathedral – Outreach Programmes and mail it to Christ’s Church Cathedral 252 James Street North Hamilton, ON  L8R 2L3. Donations are also welcomed by credit card and PayPal through Christ’s Church Cathedral’s webpage: https://cathedralhamilton.ca/?page_id=1321  Please indicate in the Message area that your gift is to go towards the “Resting and Hygiene Centre”.  If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Lubrick or the Reverend Canon Terry DeForest, Rector-in-the-Interim, Christ’s Church Cathedral at (905) 802-8295 or terry.deforest@niagaraanglican.ca.