Trinity Cathedral hosts a walk-in ministry that provides the most vulnerable among us food, toiletries, clothing, and referral services. They participate along with four other downtown churches as members of the Downtown Ministerium.

The ministry urgently needs new volunteers to continue this valuable service. Volunteers are responsible for welcoming individuals who have emergency needs, every fifth week, initially Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The volunteers listen to people, ask what they need, direct them to homeless shelters, food pantries, and other sources of service and assistance listed on a database (for example for a job search, acquiring an ID, getting furniture or clothing, transportation to medical appointments). 

Volunteers will need to be trained before they begin working. The training is brief and the need is immediate: Trinity is scheduled to host the ministry July 3, 5 and 6.

Anyone interested in helping this program should contact Marianne Novy, chair of the Social Justice and Outreach Committee, mnovy@pitt.edu, by June 28, or after that Canon Kim Karashin at kkarashin@episcopalpgh.org or 412-721-0853 ext. 254.