Room In The Inn- St Louis and Holy Rosary

Winter 2018-2019

St. Louis and Holy Rosary Catholic Churches host guests of Room in the Inn at the St. Vincent DePaul Ozanam Center (1306 Monroe) every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night from November 1 - March 31. People experiencing homelessness are given a warm, safe and welcoming place to eat, rest and refresh their spirit. Volunteers are given an opportunity to share in this holy hospitality.

Volunteer Guide for Room in the Inn (RITI) Ozanam Center (1306 Monroe)

Site Representative at Carpenter's House: St Louis/Holy Rosary Representative at the Carpenter's House.  Due to to the extreme growth that RITI has seen, they need more help with the check in and organization of the guests. Please help greet the guests and then sit and visit with them while they wait for transportation to the Ozanam Center.  Before leaving contact the Wednesday Evening Coordinator  and give them a final count of how many guests to expect and any special needs.

Wednesday Evening Coordinator: Leadership team member who is in charge of making sure that the evening runs smoothly. Pick up 2 buckets of linens from St Louis Social Ministries Room and bring to Inn. Please put your phone number on the sign up with your name!

 Dinner Prep/Clean Up:Kitchen helpers should arrive at 5:15pm to prepare the kitchen and set tables. Dinner should be delivered by 5:30. When the meal is over wash dishes in dishwasher. Wipe down tables and counters and sweep. Leave the kitchen and dining area like we found it (or better). Team Leader- Amy Moore (901)219-9951

Wednesday Evening Hosts: -Make the beds(16)- one flat sheet (tucked in) one flat sheet on top, one pillow and case, blanket folded at bottom of bed. Warmly welcome guests and give directions to sleeping quarters, bathrooms, and dining room. Make sure that each guest and volunteer have a name tag. After the blessing, serve the evening meal (serving women first) and sit down to share the communion meal with guests.Then, either help with clothes closet/shoe room or showers as needed.

 Wednesday Dinner:Dinner for approximately 25 people. Please include Meat, 2 vegetables (or equivalent), bread  or rolls. At least one fresh vegetable or green salad required! All items should be prepared prior to arrival. Ovens are available to warm casseroles or bread. Deliver by 5:30pm  Please note, on the sign up, what item you intend to bring as well as your phone number (if meal needs to be coordinated). Amy Moore (901)219-9951

Wednesday Drinks:Two sweet tea, two lemonade. Deliver by 5:30pm.
Team Leader- Amy Moore (901)219-9951

Food for Breakfast on Thursday:Breakfast food for 16. (suggestions- soft granola bars, mini muffins, mini sausage and biscuits, mini bagels and spreads etc) and water bottles. Deliver Wednesday evening.
Team Leader- Amy Moore (901)219-9951

Fruit: bananas & clementines or grapes. Deliver by 5:30pm
Team Leader- Amy Moore (901)219-9951

Overnight Shepherds: Volunteers arrive no later than 8:00 pm. Fellowship with guests and finish facilitating clothes closet. Lock doors, call for lights out at 10:00 pm.
Quiet hours observed from 10 pm to 5 am
Make coffee. Make sure all guests are ready to go by 5:45 am. Ask guests to strip beds leaving mattress pad and blanket on bed. Distribute breakfast and fruit. Please list your cell phone number in the comment line when registering so that morning crew can contact you to be let into the building!                                              Team Leader Jason Wood 901-826-8777

Thursday Morning Inn Cleaners: Arrive at 6:00am Thursday morning- are responsible for cleaning the facility to get it ready for other churches to use during the week. Check to make sure kitchen and dining area are tidy. Collect linens,place in buckets and take to Social Ministries Room at Saint Louis Church. Leave mattress and mattress pad in place (leave blankets folded on bed for reuse). Cleaning bucket is in Shepherd's room. Spray both pillow and mattress pad with disinfectant. Sweep floor, if needed, in sleeping areas and hall. Bathrooms need to be straightened up and disinfected. Spray disinfectant on all light switches, door knobs, chairs, window locks, and other guest contact areas. Make sure all windows are closed back and locked. Collect all garbage. When you leave, the key to the Inn should be in the laundry bucket in a zippered pouch. Please return the key after locking the door so that we will have it for the next week. Team Leader- Kathy Newsham-901-761-951

 Laundry:  Volunteers pick up one bucket of linens at the Social Ministries Room at St Louis Church on Thursday afternoon. Wash linens in hot water, dry and fold. Then return the linens to the Social Ministries Room at Saint Louis Church by the next Thursday. Members will pick up the buckets prior to the time they are needed again. Team Leader- Kathy Newsham-901-761-9514

Items always Needed: socks, underwear, t-shirts sports bras, ground coffee (decaffeinated), paper towels and napkins are needed. Monetary donations to help pay for supplies and guest necessities always accepted!  Also, disinfecting spray, disinfecting wipes, garbage bags, dish liquid.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Available Slot
11/07/2018
(Wed. 5:00pm - 8:00am)

Site Representative at Carpenter's House

visit with guests from 4:15-5:30 at Carpenter's House 212 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Wednesday Evening Coordinator

Member of Leadership Team 5 pm- 8:00pm

 
Bill Drennan
Bill Drennan

Dinner Prep/Clean Up (3)

5:15pm-7:15pm

 
All slots filled
matthew waldrop
kathy and kids
Maureen Esposito (2)
Shed Fitness East Memphis trainers

Evening Host (5)

5:15pm-8:00pm

 
All slots filled
Amy Moore (3)
Chuck Weirich
Ann Drennan
Ann and Bill will both be there.

Supply Dinner (4)

bring by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
matthew waldrop
Maureen Esposito (3)
Shed Fitness East Memphis trainers

Drinks

 
Maureen Esposito
Shed Fitness East Memphis trainers

Thursday Breakfast

 
Helen Anne DiMeglio

Supply Fruit

 
Maureen Esposito
Shed Fitness East Memphis trainers

Overnight Shepherds (2)

8:00pm-6:00am

 

Morning clean up of the Inn (3)

6:00am-6:45am

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Kathy Newsham
Jules Wade

Laundry (2)

Pick up Thursday afternoon

 
All slots filled
Mary Ellen McDow
Carrie McIvor
11/21/2018
(Wed. 5:00pm - 8:00am)

Site Representative at Carpenter's House

visit with guests from 4:15-5:30 at Carpenter's House 212 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Wednesday Evening Coordinator

Member of Leadership Team 5 pm- 8:00pm

 

Dinner Prep/Clean Up (3)

5:15pm-7:15pm

 
All slots filled
matthew waldrop
kathy waldrop
Lisa Foley
joe ferguson

Evening Host (5)

5:15pm-8:00pm

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Marisol Natera (4)

Supply Dinner (4)

bring by 5:30pm

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Jayne White
Dessert for 25
Kim Sevier
chicken and broccoli casserole for 25

Drinks

 

Thursday Breakfast

 
Jayne White
Muffins for 16

Supply Fruit

 
Rosie Wedaman

Overnight Shepherds (2)

8:00pm-6:00am

 

Morning clean up of the Inn (3)

6:00am-6:45am

 

Laundry (2)

Pick up Thursday afternoon

 
All slots filled
Carrie McIvor
Beth Lucchesi
12/05/2018
(Wed. 5:00pm - 8:00am)

Site Representative at Carpenter's House

visit with guests from 4:15-5:30 at Carpenter's House 212 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Wednesday Evening Coordinator

Member of Leadership Team 5 pm- 8:00pm

 

Dinner Prep/Clean Up (3)

5:15pm-7:15pm

 
All slots filled
matthew waldrop
kathy and kids
joe ferguson
Charlotte Henderson

Evening Host (5)

5:15pm-8:00pm

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Chuck Weirich
Maggie Herring (3)
Maggie, Dave & Grant

Supply Dinner (4)

bring by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
matthew waldrop
kathy and kids
Charlotte Henderson (3)
Entree & sides

Drinks

 
Charlotte Henderson

Thursday Breakfast

 

Supply Fruit

 

Overnight Shepherds (2)

8:00pm-6:00am

 

Morning clean up of the Inn (3)

6:00am-6:45am

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Kathy Newsham
Jules Wade

Laundry (2)

Pick up Thursday afternoon

 
All slots filled
Carrie McIvor
Beth Lucchesi
12/19/2018
(Wed. 5:00pm - 8:00am)

Site Representative at Carpenter's House

visit with guests from 4:15-5:30 at Carpenter's House 212 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Wednesday Evening Coordinator

Member of Leadership Team 5 pm- 8:00pm

 

Dinner Prep/Clean Up (3)

5:15pm-7:15pm

 
All slots filled
joe ferguson
Kelly Bunch (2)
Kelly, Ashton & Hayley

Evening Host (5)

5:15pm-8:00pm

 
All slots filled
Chuck Weirich
claire steinriede (4)
anthony, claire, jack and walker

Supply Dinner (4)

bring by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
Jayne White (4)
Dessert for 25

Drinks

 
Kelly Bunch

Thursday Breakfast

 
Jayne White
mini ham biscuits for 16

Supply Fruit

 
Pat Lichterman-Bates

Overnight Shepherds (2)

8:00pm-6:00am

 

Morning clean up of the Inn (3)

6:00am-6:45am

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Kathy Newsham
Jules Wade

Laundry (2)

Pick up Thursday afternoon

 
All slots filled
Carrie McIvor
Ginger Jordan
01/02/2019
(Wed. 5:00pm - 8:00pm)

Site Representative at Carpenter's House

visit with guests from 4:15-5:30 at Carpenter's House 212 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Wednesday Evening Coordinator

Member of Leadership Team 5 pm- 8:00pm

 

Dinner Prep/Clean Up (3)

5:15pm-7:15pm

 
2 of 3 slots filled
matthew waldrop
kathy and kids
joe ferguson

Evening Host (5)

5:15pm-8:00pm

 

Supply Dinner (4)

bring by 5:30pm

 

Drinks

 

Thursday Breakfast

 

Supply Fruit

 
Pat Lichterman-Bates

Overnight Shepherds (2)

8:00pm-6:00am

 

Morning clean up of the Inn (3)

6:00am-6:45am

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jules Wade

Laundry (2)

Pick up Thursday afternoon

 
All slots filled
Mary Ellen McDow
Ginger Jordan
01/16/2019
(Wed. 5:00pm - 8:00pm)

Site Representative at Carpenter's House

visit with guests from 4:15-5:30 at Carpenter's House 212 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Wednesday Evening Coordinator

Member of Leadership Team 5 pm- 8:00pm

 

Dinner Prep/Clean Up (3)

5:15pm-7:15pm

 
2 of 3 slots filled
matthew waldrop
kathy and kids
joe ferguson

Evening Host (5)

5:15pm-8:00pm

 

Supply Dinner (4)

bring by 5:30pm