There is never enough praise to cover the good work done in this community by the Warm Blessings soup kitchen.

There’s also never enough volunteers to meet the needs of the homeless population – particularly in the winter.

Warm Blessings recently put out a call seeking volunteers for day shelter shifts, which are needed through the end of February. This fills a gap by providing warmth and comfort in hours not served by Room in the Inn, which currently offers the area’s sole emergency shelter.

The responsibility of volunteers is to supervise day shelter guests that use the facilities. This includes making food, helping with laundry and checking people in with temperature checks. The shelter follows all COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Each open volunteer shift is a weekly commitment and you won’t be left to your own devices. Executive Director Dawn said volunteers work with a staff member to receive training.

If you have an interest or want to know more, call Steven Meredith, volunteer services coordinator for Warm Blessings, at 270-990-0987.

If you think your life has been turned upside down by COVID, just imagine how it’s impacted the homeless and organizations which serve them. If this call for help suits your availability and skill set, please step up.

Do it for reasons other than praise. Remember, that’s often in short supply.

This editorial reflects a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.

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