Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has just issued a new proclamation further limiting gatherings to fewer than 50 people. In order to abide by the Governor’s orders and for the protection of our guests, staff, and volunteers, we must temporarily suspend all volunteer service at the Mission effective immediately. This will last through April 13th.
In addition, the Mission is cancelling our next Volunteer Orientation which was set for April 4.
We will continue to keep volunteers updated as new information arises.
We have been asked, and yes, the Mission is still open and will remain open to help the hurting and homeless in our cities. Unlike some businesses and organizations, we cannot shut down and send people home. The Mission is their home, so we have to do everything in our power to keep everyone safe.
Volunteers have already asked how they can still serve at the Mission during this time.
If you are looking for ways that you can help the Mission, here are a couple of suggestions on how you can help.
- Continue to pray for the Mission’s guests, staff and families
- Check social media often to stay up to date on our current immediate needs
- Share our updates on social media so we can spread our needs to the community at large
- Give a financial gift to help continue the work of our Life Recovery Program. We’re concerned with the fluctuation in the market and economic fears that donations may take a dive, just when we need them the most. Your gift will ensure that no needs of our guests and our cities go unmet.
Please continue to pray for our community and those who have been affected by the COVID-19. For more information on how you can assist the Mission during this time, please visit www.sbrescuemission.com.