GAIHN at BSUMC May 21-28

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Will you help? Volunteers are always needed. Contact Brian Sharp for details & to volunteer (803-417-6812). 

GAIHN is a coalition of forty-two religious congregations collectively called GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network). Uniting volunteers and facilities from diverse religious communities and faith traditions, GAIHN provides homeless families with safe, secure shelter while offering emergency assistance (including superb transitional housing), strategies to obtain affordable housing and permanent employment, and appropriate referral and guidance to help reintegrate families into the community as quickly as possible. Buncombe Street UMC is part of a group of churches that host homeless families in our church facilities several times a year. During GAIHN, BSUMC provides a place to rest, shower, share a meal, and play games. Church volunteers provide hospitality through meals, overnight hosting, and playing with the guest’s children. Volunteer opportunities include: overnight hosts, preparing meals, set-up and take down.