Room In the Inn

 

Room In The Inn (RITI) is a winter shelter for homeless men provided by 26 Lexington congregations of all faiths who welcome groups of 10 to 14 guests through their doors every evening of the winter season.  An Intake Committee comprised of volunteer medical and social service professionals appointed by the RITI Board of Directors prescreens all guests. All persons applying to RITI undergo extensive health and psychological profiles to determine if RITI Volunteers are adequately prepared to meet a guest’s needs. Once the Intake Committee unanimously approves a potential guest, individuals are invited to participate in the ministry that provides a hot supper, bathing facilities, a warm evening of checkers, chess or reading, a clean bed in a secure location, a hot breakfast with lots of hot coffee, and a sack lunch. Guests arrive at 7 p.m. and may leave at 6 a.m.

 

Our sincere THANK YOU goes to so many of you who have volunteered for RITI in the past for you have made the beds, grocery shopped, driven the van, prepared the meals, hosted your guests and slept over at the Blevins House. RITI coordinators Carol and Billy Porter, Terri and Grover Mollineaux, and Michelle Garth-Jones, provided their time and skills assuring the success of this much-needed mission.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for RITI at MSPC this 2017-2018 season on the first and third Tuesdays of November through March, then please contact coordinators Mary and Ed Iwamoto at maryv@uky.edu and ediwamoto@gmail.com or Michelle Jones at mgarthjones@gmail.com when Mary and Ed are out of town.