Volunteers needed to prepare Hagerstown cold weather shelter for opening

October 10, 2008

REACH needs volunteers to help prepare for the opening of its Cold Weather Shelter.

Volunteers will work weekdays between now and Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Help is needed to:

o Sort, pack and clear out unnecessary items from the men's and women's sleeping areas.

o Strip and wax floors in the men's sleeping area.

o Clean and set up shower and restroom facilities.

o Clean and prepare kitchen facilities for use.

o Set up food and supply pantry.

o Inspect and/or repair cots.

o Set up men's and women's sleeping areas.


o Perform other maintenance throughout the REACH Center.

The REACH Center is at 140 W. Franklin St., No. 300, in Hagerstown.

For information, call 301-733-2371, e-mail to or go to

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