Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) Team Members Needed

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POWS is gearing up for the upcoming season. We r4ecently collected almost 900 pairs of socks and hosted the POWS Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

In 2018, the Collin County Homeless launched the Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS).  The purpose of POWS is to provide a safe, warm, and secure place for the homeless to stay overnight when the temperature drops below freezing or there are dangerous conditions which could cause injury or death from exposure.  The site for POWS is The Salvation Army location in east Plano.  The POWS season runs November 2022 through March 2022.

You can visit the POWS website for more detailed information here

Custer Road has had a team for the past 4 years. We serve in rotation with other community church teams and we historically have served 4-6 nights per season.  We currently have 20 people signed up for our team and we would love to have 10-15 more join this year.  There are many ways to participate on the POWS team including facility setup and take-down, guest transportation, guest registration, working the clothing closet, and overnight monitoring, and the work shifts are usually 2-4 hours.

For anyone who is wanting to join our team, there is mandatory training and a background check required. The background check form is filled out during the training and conducted after the training session by the Salvation Army.

New Volunteer Training Sessions

(only need to attend one) are scheduled for 10/22, 10/24, 11/12 and 11/14 and are conducted at the Salvation Army of Plano site @ 3528 14th St, Plano, TX and you can sign-up for one here via Sign-up Genius.

For more information please contact the CRUMC Team Lead Mark Orland  or (214) 364-5501.

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