PADS is the local agency that provides temporary housing for the home-less of the Sauk Valley. They are open from October 1st till April 31st. The guests are provided with a dinner and breakfast meal. There are bathroom facilities where they can clean up, laundry facilities to clean clothes, and a sleeping area. The shelter’s hours are from 7 pm to 7 am. First Presbyterian Church staffs the shelter on the 1st Saturday of the month. The volunteers work one of three 4 hour shifts: 7pm to 11 pm, 11pm to 3am, and 3 am to 7 am. There also is a volunteer that prepares the dinner meal and delivers it before 7 pm. The 1st shift serves the meal and does the dishes. The 2nd shift monitors the facility. The 3rd shift makes breakfast, wakes up guests and does dishes. There is a sign up sheet for volunteers in the Church narthex. As soon as they let me know about training for the volunteers I will pass it on.
First Presbyterian PADS Coordinator Bryan Etter
Our kids are gearing up to lead our annual Souper Bowl of Caring service again! On February 4th, join us as our youth lead us in worship, and collect food and money for our local charity: Buddy Bags. Last year we raised over $1000 and collected over 165 cans of soup. You don't want to miss our youth leading worhsip and supporting this amazing outreach program.