We ❤️ LA - Union Rescue Mission

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October 12, 2019

9:00am – 1:00pm

Category: We ❤️ LA

Union Rescue Mission

Date: 10/12/19

Location: Union Rescue Mission

Union Rescue Mission (URM) is one of the largest missions of its kind in America – bringing help and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles. URM was founded in 1891 by Lyman Stewart, president and founder of Union Oil Company. Over the years, URM has continued and expanded its efforts to feed both the body and the soul, helping individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Join NewStory volunteers as we “take over” URM for the day. We will help with activities such as meal services, dayroom activities, and children's programming and maintenance work such as painting, cleaning and reorganizing the donation room.

 

Men’s Dayroom

Volunteers will be providing services and participate in activities with URM male guests visiting the day room. Services will include foot washing and sock and hygiene kit distribution. Activities will include ping pong and board games. Service and activity suggestions are welcome.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Available for males 14 yrs. and older
  • Spaces Available: 12/15

Women’s Dayroom

Volunteers will be providing services and participate in activities with URM female guests visiting the day room. Services will include nail coloring and foot washing. Activities will include bingo and coloring. Service and activity suggestions are welcome.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Available for females 14 yrs. and older
  • Spaces Available: 6/10

Prayer Team

Volunteers will make themselves available to pray with guests of the men’s and women’s dayrooms.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Available for 3 males and 3 females 18 yrs. and older
  • Spaces Available: 6/6

Children’s Activities

Volunteers will be engaging in activities with children/youth guests in the URM gym. Activities will include basketball, badminton, ping pong, balloon animals, face painting, among others. Activity suggestions are welcome.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Preferably 12 or older to participate, but open for younger at  parent’s discretion
  • Spaces Available: 3/20

Meal Service

Volunteers will help with meal prep, meal service and organizing food storage.

  • Time: 11am-2:30pm
  • Age Requirement: Preferably 12 or older to participate, but open for younger at  parent’s discretion
  • Spaces Available: 0/20

Painting & Cleaning

Volunteers will be painting the women’s dorm room and other areas of the building and cleaning the 4th floor hallway floors, baseboards and walls.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Must be 14 or older to participate
  • Spaces Available: 24/25

Electrical Work

Volunteers with will be fixing junction boxes in the URM freezer.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Available for professional electricians
  • Spaces Available: 3/3 

Guest Store

Volunteers will redesign and organize the “Wal-Mart Room,” which offers clothing and other articles for URM women and children guests to select. The Wal-Mart Room is available for NewStory to “adopt” for continued upkeep and stocking.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Preferably 12 or older to participate, but open for the younger at  parent’s discretion
  • Spaces Available: 0/6

Rooftop Garden

Volunteers will be replanting the rooftop garden boxes. At least 1 Spanish-speaking volunteer is requested in order to communicate with the URM garden maintenance staff member.

  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Age Requirement: Must be 12 or older to participate
  • Spaces Available: 4/5

 

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