MUST CHEROKEE VOLUNTEER Weekly InformationalthNewsletter th January 24 – 28 , 2011 INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSING Please be advised that MUST Day Services follow the same guidelines as the Cherokee County Schools System for inclement weather. If Cherokee County Schools are closed due to inclement weather then MUST Day Services will be CLOSED. Homeless Count It is time once again to count those in our community living in homelessness. This count is very important because it enables us to define and highlight the scope of homelessness in Cherokee County and can perhaps lead to future funding to assist this population. The point in time count will happen tomorrow, January 25th, 3:30-6:00 pm. We are still in need of volunteers, particularly Spanish speakers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kendall Jones at 678-218-4507 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or show up tomorrow at 3:30 pm in the MUST parking lot. Donation Needs We are in immediate need of small space heaters to help meet the needs of our clients. If you can donate these items or solicit others for these items it would be appreciated. The Elizabeth Inn shelter is in need of towels, washcloths and shower shoes. Contact Craig Washington at 678-218-4489 if you can help with this need. Letter from Community Service Worker Dear MUST Ministries, I want to thank you for the pleasant time that I have had at MUST. I especially want to thank you for being kind and understanding, and treating people like people. I am glad that I have had an opportunity to work with you and witness the blessings you do for others. I wish you the strength and power to continue doing good things. I wish you good health and many happy years with your families and all the people you love. Sincerely, Rachel L. Additional Volunteer Opportunities • Food Pantry Friday 10am-2pm • Translators (English / Spanish) Monday through Friday • Telephone greeters to answer the telephone from 8:00-10:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm on most days. • Donation Ambassador Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Please email Kendall at email@example.com or call at 678-218- 4507 for more information, or visit our website at www.mustministries.org. VITA VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!! MUST Marietta will be a site for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program). The VITA program provides free tax preparation services to qualified families in the Metro Atlanta area. Volunteer opportunities are available from January 2011 to April of 2011. For more information and to sign up, go to www.atlantaprosperity.org. Birthdays this week: Jenny Lee January 23rd Prayer Requests • Recent Prayer Requests: Dale Cooper sister-in-law Carol; John Melzer brother-in-law Dick; Jim Bennett friend; Erika friend Susan; Sandra Pierce nephew Martin; Tom Mills family in loss of his sister Iris Broadbent; Jim Baker mother • Ongoing Prayer Requests: Gloria Logan; Nancy Tew’s brother; Erika Barnett’s sister; Rita Faber son-in-law; Pat Mashburn brother & sister;; Jim Bennett’s friend Jim Hager; Brooks Wood’s mother, Margaret Peaslee; Ann Rhodes’ friend Frank Welton; Margie Lewis’s sister and brother-in-law; Alan Pigg’s mother; Nancy Tew’s friend Scott Plumlee; Cheryl Ruffer friend Cheryl L. ; Betty Douglas; Clem Baker’s cousin Edna; Dale Cooper’s sister; Margie Lewis brother-in-law Jerry; Jenny Lee father-in-law; Fred Lambert friend Joe; Sue Thomason sister-in- law Lana; Lynn Janovec friend Carol • If you have any additions or updates to these lists please let me know. If there is anyone that can be removed from the list, please let me know as well. Clothes Closet Chatter Boys clothing, sizes 4T through 18 Girls’ clothing, size 2T through 16 COATS, SWEATERS, HOODIES, JACKETS – we need them all! Men’s warm clothing, jeans & pants- all sizes Women’s warm clothing & jeans – all sizes Men & Women’s plus sizes New socks and underwear for men and women, teen boys and teen girls. New socks and underwear for boys and girls. Linen closet needs (Need not be new, just clean and in good condition;, size marked if possible) • Towels • Blankets and comforters in all sizes • Full, Queen and King size sheet sets, especially fitted sheets • Pillows Current Food Pantry Needs Our top needs at this time are: • Canned meats • Canned fruit • Beans (pork, refried, black – no green beans needed) • Cereal • Canned pasta In Heaven’s Eyes A fervent prayer rose up to heaven, a fragile soul is losing ground. Sorting through this earthly babble, heaven heard the sound. This was a life with no distinction, no successes, only tries. Yet gazing down on this unlovely one, there was love in heaven’s eyes. In heaven’s eyes there are no losers, in heaven’s eyes no hopeless cause. Only people like you, with feelings like me, amazed by the grace we can find In heaven’s eyes.