Main Street drivers support CAPS program
Published 12:01 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
One of the many ways churches can support the Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk’s Night Stay program is providing transportation.
The 12-week program begins in December and lasts until the end of March. It is in its third year of operation. Member churches cooperate to house guests for a week at a time, offer a hot dinner and breakfast and transport guests from the downtown bus depot to the church for that week.
Main Street United Methodist Church had many men volunteer for the transportation crew this year. Dillard Horton, a member, was the coordinator. Volunteers worked in pairs to provide transportation using church vehicles during weeks when churches that could not provide their own transportation were hosting. The average number of passengers is four to 15.
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For more information about the support services needed by CAPS, call Majdah Schiavi at the CAPS Office, 157 N. Main St., 935-5497.