Yokefellow will become the managing and fiscal agency for LEOS, a full-time 24-7 homeless shelter located at 1129 West Avenue. The shelter is planned to open winter 2014. The City of Lenoir is renovating the building and installing essential equipment into the building. Community partners and the community will be called upon to complete the interior construction. The City of Lenoir will maintain ownership of the facility and has agreed to provide utilities and major repairs. Yokefellow will be contracted to provide the human services and operational management associated with running an emergency shelter.
The materials will be available at the Open House and are posted on Yokefellow's website. Please make plans to attend us on July 22nd, 5:00-6:30 at the shelter. Feel free to pass along to community members and engage in conversation about how to give to LEOS. You will find a blueprint of the shelter. Also, you will find the PIT (Point in Time) count taken in January 2014. It indicates that Caldwell County has 65 sheltered homeless and 23 completely un-sheltered homeless individuals in Caldwell County. Sadly, we have 150 homeless children accounted for in the Caldwell County Schools.
In order to build LEOS, we must raise a total of $175,000.00. Yokefellow is asking the faith community to contribute $25,000.00. How can your family or business or civic group help to support LEOS? We must start construction in August to open for this winter, and need your monetary support to purchase materials. We need your support to make it happen.