Female volunteers stock a van with clothes, blankets, water, and bag lunches as they head out with The Salvation Army Crossroads Community Church Women’s Outreach program. Weekly, from 9pm-2am, they’ll drive the van along a route in Edmonton’s inner city watching for women out on the streets who flag them down needing food, clothing, or just a safe place to warm up and talk.
Beulah, through a volunteer team of women, has committed to providing resources for the van on Sunday nights each week.
SUNDAY NIGHT VAN CREW
Female Volunteers Only
On Sunday nights, 4-6 women drive the streets of Edmonton in The Salvation Army Women’s Ministry Van looking for homeless and “working women” in need. These volunteers minister to women through prayer, supplying basic necessities, minor medical help, listening ears, clothing, coffee and lunch distribution, as well as providing other supplies on hand. A person would generally volunteer 1-2 times monthly.
VAN LUNCH MAKERS
Great opportunity for MSCs or Small Groups
Food is an important aspect of our ministry. Some people haven’t eaten in days, while others don’t know where their next meal will come from. Lunches are a tangible way for us to start conversations and show God’s love and build bridges. Lunch makers must be able to commit to supplying between 30-40 lunches, once a month.
VAN PREP CREW
Male & Female Volunteers Welcome
Hours and days vary depending on crew availability.
- Washing exterior of van
- Washing interior of van
- Replenishing supplies
- Organizing supply bins
- Ensuring van is fuelled (gas card available)
Prayer is a major aspect of this ministry. So much of what is happening out on the streets has deep spiritual roots. We are desperately requiring those who will stand in the gap to fight for God’s women out on the streets. Teams need to be covered in prayer before they go out and while they are out.