LEOS Needs Help

Ministry serving ‘the least of these’ asking for 21 volunteers

LENOIRYokefellow, a Christian ministry dedicated to caring for the poor in our community for nearly 50 years, needs help staffing the Lenoir Emergency Outreach Shelter – better known locally as LEOS.

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LEOS opened in the winter of 2014.

Executive Director Sharon Harmon said in a news release, “Surely there are 21 Caldwell County residents who care about ‘the least of these’ in our community!”

She continued, “As we enter the winter season and the need for shelter and care escalates, LEOS needs to reinforce our volunteer supports. We have an assortment of shifts that need a volunteer.” Those shifts include 12-4 p.m. weekdays, 4-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 p.m.- 8 a.m. weekdays, and Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m.

Harmon said, “You can volunteer as many or as few hours as your schedule will allow!  If all you can manage is 4 hours per month, we welcome you!” Harmon shared, “Being a volunteer at LEOS is a double blessing – to our precious residents and to you as well.”

Surely there are 21 Caldwell County residents who care about ‘the least of these’ in our community!” – Sharon Harmon

She noted “Training sessions will be scheduled in November and December at your convenience. We are close to ending our 4th year of ministry at LEOS and our successes are directly related to our incredible volunteer force that support this faith-based shelter program.”

If interested, call LEOS at 726-3634 and leave your information, or call Yokefellow at 754-7088 and do the same.

Harmon concluded, “Thank you to our community for investing in and supporting this unique shelter program! Faith based on love, respect, compassion, structure, expectations and responsibility!”

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash