Found out I will be serving in Detroit for 6 weeks prior to going to QVS. I will be volunteering at the Ruth Ellis Center, whose mission is to provide short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at risk youth, as well as serving in a local Friends of Jesus Fellowship church.
Hi, friends. Need all the help I can get. 1/5th the way there to my goal! Help me serve in Portland, OR.
I am 18.49% of the way there! Thank you for the support so far. I can use all the help I can get. Each donation helps. Prayerfully consider supporting my 11-months serving the marginalized in Portland.
Hey, gang! So I am fundraising for two volunteer/service experiences:
1) Within the next few months, I will be raising support for my time in service with the Quaker Voluntary Service
(QVS) in Portland, Oregon. The work I will be doing is still being discerned by the staff of QVS, but I could possibly be working with Habitat For Humanity, New City Initiative, Outside In, CASA for Children, and other organizations working with homeless adults and families, children in fostercare, academically at-risk youth because of hunger, homelessness, and poverty, and others marginalized by/and in society. August 24-28th I will be going to Atlanta for my orientation with the program, and I will be in Portland for 11 months soon after.
For information on the work I could possibly be doing, go to: http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/current-placements/
2) Also, this summer I will be doing an internship with Friends of Jesus Fellowship
(FoFJ), a network of communities and ministries gathered around a common experience of the living presence of Jesus in their midst. I will be helping with the local FoFJ church, but also volunteering 4-days a week at the Ruth Ellis Center, whose mission is to provide short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at risk youth.
For information on FoFJ: http://www.friendsofjesusfellowship.org/about-us/
As information on my placements come, it will be added to this page. Stay tuned! I will take all the help I can get :)