Volunteer for HOPE’s National Night Out – #WeServe
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safe and better places to live. Held each year on the first Tuesday of August, people participate in communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. Nearly 40 million people are expected to participate in this year’s campaign.
This year, HOPE Church will play a part in the 33rd Annual National Night Out alongside the Voorhees Police Department at two identical events held at Osage and Kresson elementary schools, located respectively off Somerdale Road and School Lane in Voorhees.
Can you lend a hand?
We are looking for volunteers to work the events from 6 to 9pm on Tuesday, August 2. Volunteers will be assigned to one of the venues and will serve free water ice and water bottles to all who attend. Set up will begin at HOPE at 5pm. Tables, coolers, freeze pops and water will be loaded and transported to each venue. After the event, clean up and transport of supplies back to HOPE will also be needed.
“What a great way for HOPE to connect with the Voorhees community,” Pastor Rick Court says. “By simply offering water bottles and freeze pops during the National Night Out event, we can communicate to the residents of Voorhees that HOPE is a positive part of the community. And, at the same time, partner alongside the Voorhees Police Department supporting and serving them in any way they might need.”
Volunteers will need to attend a brief training meeting here at HOPE on Sunday, July 31 at 12 noon. During the meeting, we will prep supplies and make assignments to support both venues as well as discuss the goals for HOPE’s involvement at each event.
Every volunteer is asked to purchase a special $5 T-shirt that will be worn on the day of the event to better identify who are members of the HOPE community. To find out more information and to register and pay, go to MeetHope.org/NNO.
“Individuals should be 16 and over, but families are also able to serve together at this special, fun event,” Rick says. “This opportunity for us to live out one of HOPE’s strategies … #WeServe … could not be more timely given the recent events in our country.”
Please sign up online by clicking here or stop at The Front Porch and sign up today.