The Edinburgh City Mission and Bethany Christian Trust Care Van needs your help!
Would you be interested in an opportunity to show Christian love to the least, last and lost in our society?
We need to recruit some more teams for the Lunchtime and Evening Care Van. Volunteers are what make these services work! A team would be 5 people at a time including a driver who would go out with the Van and serve food to and love those using the service. It would be a commitment of around once a month for either service.
The Lunchtime Care Van: This currently goes out on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 12-3pm and supplies the hungry of our streets with a healthy lunch consisting of sandwiches, crisps, fruit etc as well as teas and coffees. We are looking to try and expand this service into other days too. We can also take individual volunteers if a whole team is hard to provide. There is an evening pickup of the food the night before the Lunch run also.
The Evening Care Van: Goes out every night of the year (apart from Hogmanay and Fireworks night when there is no access). It serves hot soup and rolls as well as providing warm clothes, from 9-10.30pm. There is an opportunity for the wider congregation to support the work of the team by donating warm clothes to be handed out from the van or by cooking wholesome, homemade, fresh soup. Alternatively, soup can be bought through Bethany Christian Trust for just £12.
Are you looking for an opportunity to mobilise and join with Jesus Christ in this work to show life changing love to those whom others in society may have rejected? Do you know someone in your congregation who would really love to help out in this way and coordinate a small team?
I can honestly say that it is absolutely wonderful serving on the Care Van and although we seek to bless others through this service, often the volunteers who run the service feel incredibly blessed in the act of serving.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more details at email@example.com
Thank you so much, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Cameron Black (Care Van Manager)
0131 454 3132