CARITAS at Reveille
The two families that were going to be hosted at Reveille through CARITAS, March 2-9, have been placed in a transitional program with temporary apartments. The families no longer need Reveille to host them and are making their first step toward permanent housing.
Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter, otherwise known as CARITAS, was formed to meet the needs of area homeless and the lack of temporary housing. Reveille provides the evening meal, breakfast, lunches for the following day and overnight lodging. Volunteers greet the guests, serve dinner, pack lunches, and stay overnight, serving breakfast the next morning. In the evening, volunteers transport guests to and from laundry and shower facilities and help entertain the children.
CARITAS at Reveille has a long history and has typically involved over 100 volunteers a year. Volunteers often report that their experience with CARITAS is very rewarding and gives them a chance to step out of their ordinary lives.