Rotating Shelter Program

The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SWAC) resumed close to normal activities during the winter 2021-22, by organizing the annual Rotating Shelter program.  First Presbyterian Church returned to the position of hosting 12-15 selected, housing-challenged men for overnight stays during 2 weeks in January 2022.  Although the COVID-related protocol we imposed kept us somewhat distanced, the men were certainly fed and given new winter wear, along with a warm, safe place to spend the night.

Also reaping benefits from this program were those people who donated time, food, clothing and financial gifts.  Without members who support this mission, God’s work among us would be diminished.  This past winter over 60 volunteers helped to greet the guests, see that the Social Hall remained neat & clean, and some spent the night to oversee the following morning.  Another 15 members sent financial donations.  Others donated winter outerwear, various underwear, etc.  And untold numbers of members donated boxes and cases of packaged snack items, juice boxes, individual yogurt & fruit cups, etc.

We are truly blessed to have such a generous church.  Thank you to all who participated in this event.  Know the comfort this program has brought to so many.  Please help First Pres continue to serve in this way in January 2023!  Bring a friend!  We encourage any person who wants to be enriched on a cold winter day to join us.  Watch for more information in November/December 2022 regarding plans for January

2023.  Questions?  contact co-chairs:  Marcey Terrien (480-833-7019) or Jim Peggs (734-646-9412).

A designated donation to Rotating Shelter may be made by clicking the following link:  (