Sojourner's House on the Ridge (SHOR)

Jul 15, 2013 7:33 PM

A group that provides shelter to the homeless in Paradise each Winter is turning to the public for help.
The "Sojourner's House on the Ridge" ... or "SHOR" ... needs both volunteers and donations.
The non-profit uses a "nomadic shelter model" with a central intake center and nightly facilities provided by churches, on a rotating basis.
Last year the program provided more than one thousand nights of stay to 63 people, depending on dozens of volunteers in the process.
SHOR Board Member Bob Irvine told us,"We need 40, to be successful and not too taxing on any one individual. I believe we're about half way there right now. One of the hardest volunteer positions is staying up all night to be monitors. We need night owls to help us."
Funding is also critical, so SHOR is having a big yard sale and pancake breakfast August third, at the Paradise United Methodist Church.
Donations are being accepted now.
Look for more information at a SHOR booth, at the Thursday night Paradise "party in the park" ... A farmer's market.
And a benefit dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 13th, at the Paradise Alliance Church.


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