Bedford Warming Shelter Seeking Staff Member

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Men’s Warming Shelter is seeking to hire a premise monitor.

Director Robert Pendergrass Men’s Warming Shelter

According to Robert Pendergrass, director of the Warming Shelter, the hiring process for the monitor position will include an interview, background check & training.

The roles of this 20 hour a week position will include but is not exclusive to duties such as camera monitoring and light housekeeping. The position will pay $13 an hour with second shift hours of 9pm to 1am.

Those interested in this position can call the Men’s Warming Shelter at 812-583-4981.

The Men’s Warming Shelter generally hosts 12-14 men that seek the warmth and security of the shelter each night. Many visit the shelter to receive the free hot meal but elect not to stay overnight, according to Pendergrass. Several community churches rotate to prepare the hot meal provisions for the men that utilize the shelter.

The Men’s Warming Shelter also strives to provide safety to all who enter the shelter. Camera monitoring is one step the shelter takes to ensure the safety of their employees, volunteers and overnight guests. However, the shelter also enforces their rule that no drug, alcohol or tobacco may be used within the premises of the shelter.

Another goal of the Men’s Warming Shelter is to also aid these men long term. The shelter works toward helping those men who utilize the shelter to find local employment and permanent housing.

The shelter plans to remain open until the end of March. However it’s ability to remain open depends solely on having enough resources, revenue and provisions to fulfill the daily operational demand.

“Volunteers have decreased this year, with COVID -19, but the shelter still operates three shifts,” according to Father Jegan Peter. “This is a community service that expresses concern and care which is a blessing to our community.”

The shelter accepts and is in need of donations such as milk, tea, coffee, and water. The shelter is not seeking clothing at this time. Monetary donations are always needed and welcomed as well.

You can make a difference in a life within our community through donations of your time, revenue or resources by calling the Men’s Warming Shelter at 812-583-4981 or you can learn more and visit them on facebook.

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