INTERFAITH ROTATING WINTER SHELTER OF DAVIS

Rating: 4.94 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 412 C St Davis CA 95616 USA

Mission: The Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter of Davis (IRWS) is a community based-effort enabling member congregations to provide cold-weather shelter and hospitality on a rotating basis to persons who are homeless in the Davis community.
Results: Year 2 (2008-2009): 102 different guests served; 2,083 hot evening meals; 627 volunteers; 23 congregations/community groups; total expenditures: $4,441. Year 1 (2007-2008):  81 different guests served; 1,229 hot evening meals; 493 volunteers; 9 congregations/community groups; total expenditures: $4,497
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2008-2009: 102; 2007-2008: 81
Geographic areas served: City of Davis
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Our experience with this organization began last year. Through our local church, we became involved after hearing of the increasing needs of the homeless in our town. While caring for these people is a tall order, it is possible to meet some of those needs by sharing the responsibility amongst many local congregations and interested communities. We have belonged to a small group for the past 20 years, and our group signed up to make dinner one night, make a light and portable breakfast for the guests for next morning, and help with transportation needs. Those who stayed for dinner also chose to sleep in the warmth and shelter of our church building. It was a worthwhile and rewarding evening, and such a practical way to make a difference. We will definitely help out again this year.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sense of shared responsibility between many community members. Many people from many walks of life have stepped up to give of their time, talents and money, showing hospitality and concern for others who are currently less fortunate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generous, interested in providing excellent service to the homeless guests, and professional in their approach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Caring and love. The shelter provides the Davis community with a much needed resource. The guests at the shelter and the volunteers make this program a transforming experience.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its focus on loving people as people, not as numbers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The IRWS continues to serve those living homeless with compassion and radical hospitality. The volunteers make this 100% volunteer organization the success that it is today!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the relationships that are formed between the housed and un-housed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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