Winter is just around the corner and volunteers are needed in the tri-county area of St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln Counties to help staff the Emergency Warming Centers. Emergency Warming Centers are open during the night for the homeless when temperatures are below 20 degrees. There will be multiple Emergency Warming Centers at various churches in the area. Volunteers do not have to be a member of the churches to participate.
Volunteer Training is required and two sessions are now available. Attendance at only one session is required:
November 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wentzville Christian Church, 1507 Hwy Z in Wentzville OR
November 9th from6 p.m to 8 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 405 South Fifth Street in St. Charles, MO.
Volunteers makes a tremendous difference to the homeless in our community as the Emergency Warming Centers keep them safe and warm during extreme weather. Please contact LINC St. Charles County 636-332-5127, Extension 222 for the emergency weather office for more information. Additional details are also available on Wentzville Christian Church’s website at http://www.wentzvillecc.org/ministries/homeless-warming-center “
Winter is just around the corner and LINC needs volunteers in the western part of St. Charles County to help staff the Emergency Warming Center located at the First Baptist Church in Wentzville. Emergency Warming Centers open are open for homeless people when temperatures are 20 degrees or colder. There will be eight Emergency Warming Centers at various churches in the area. Volunteers do not have to be a member of the churches to volunteer. Training is required and is available on November 2nd at 6 p.m. and on November 9th at 6 p.m. Volunteers makes a tremendous difference to the homeless in our community as the Emergency Warming Centers keep them safe and warm and provide food for them during extreme weather. Please contact LINC at 636-332-5127 for more information. Our office is located at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville, MO.
LINC participates in the No Hunger Holiday Program. Those in need in St Charles, Warren, and Lincoln Counties can stop by LINC and sign up for a frozen turkey with all the trimmings to cook for Thanksgiving dinner for their family. Signup is required by 4 p.m. Thursday, October 19th. LINC is located at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville, MO. Call 636-332-5127 if additional information is needed. Please note that the food will be picked up early during the week of Thanksgiving. LINC provides the turkey meal in conjunction with Knights of Columbus and other organizations in the area.
A Personal Note from Kathy Thompson: “God provided a safe way to volunteer with relief efforts in Rose City Texas by placing our small team in a shopping parking lot that became the Army compound full of compassionate soldiers that welcomed us in….We took a boat with cases of water. Food, personal care items and hugs to a community of sweet people.Please continue to pray for folks hit with disasters.”
Traveling from St. Charles County to Rose City, Texas to volunteer and provide aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey was not an easy decision. It entailed a long drive, expenses, …and was a bit scary to traipse into the aftermath of the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. Yet Kathy Thompson and her daughter, Katelyn felt called to go and serve the hurting people who desperately needed assistance. There was a critical need for volunteers with their respective skills as a nurse and an EMT in Fire Rescue. Continue reading “LINC Team Provides Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims”→
Saturday, September 16th, brought a beehive of activity to LINC…on the grounds…in the Seeds of Love garden……in the building…the Hope Daycare Center, inside and out. Everywhere! The American Heritage Girls of Troop Missouri 3130, many of their families, and their Troop Leaders honored LINC with a day of service.
Little artists worked attentively, applying colorful designs and faces to boards that will decorate LINC’s Seeds of Love garden next spring. Many little and big hands were busy in the raised garden beds, pulling weeds and readying the beds for spring crops. Adults (with a little help from some of the children) stained the new fence that Lowes Heroes donated and installed a few months ago. Volunteers raked the mulch back into the Hope Daycare children’s play yard, while others washed down the play yard activity centers as another group installed timbers around the fence perimeter to keep the mulch inside. And teenage girls worked hard, cutting down some tall grasses. Continue reading “American Heritage Girls’ Day of Service”→
PWARDS SPORTS SOCCER is thriving at LINC’s Love Field. The turnout has been great and the weather beautiful. UPWARDS Sports is sponsored by First Baptist Church in Wentzville. To learn more about this program, click HERE. Come out and watch the kids play and develop their skills…and meet friends or make new ones!
The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is hosting a Free Donation Day which will be held at LINC Care Center at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville MO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH FROM 1:00-2:00 P.M. Crisis Nursery’s Family Empowerment Team warmly invite those in need to come and receive FREE gently used clothing, toys and household items for their family, which will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 27th to Nicole at 314-229-1834. (Note: All children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to attend.) This Event is Generously Funded by CCRB. — In addition, anyone who would like to donate clothing, toys or household items for this event are requested to deliver them to LINC at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville by Thursday, September 28th.
“LITTLE RED LIBRARY”… have you seen it yet…at LINC?? It has been there for a few months but you may not have known that it is there for YOU! Look for it near LINC’s front door (it was recently relocated from the back door; see picture below). It still is waiting for finishing touches, but we want you to know the books are there now. So, when you visit LINC, take a book…or several; after reading return them for others to read. Also any books you may wish to donate in the Little Red Library for others to enjoy. Continue reading “Little Red Library”→