Gloucester Resource Council

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GUEST Volunteer Training

The GUEST shelter opens Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7 am and will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through March 26, 2018. Many volunteers are needed to help keep the doors open to those without proper shelter this winter!

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This Volunteer Training Session will cover policies and procedures for the Day and Night Shelters. Training is required of all NEW volunteers. Returning volunteers are welcome to attend to refresh their skills.

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Lions Club Yard Sale

On Saturday, November 11th, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Gloucester Lions Club will be hosting a yard sale located at Phillips Energy (2586 George Washington Memorial Highway) in Gloucester Point! 100% of proceeds will go towards helping those in our community with limited resources who are in need of vision screenings, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and vision or hearing related procedures. In 2016, the Gloucester Lions Club provided 72 pairs of glasses, 64 eye exams, and provided free vision checks for the students of Head Start. Brooms will also be available for purchase.

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Please also consider dropping off your no longer needed eyeglasses and hearing aids on Saturday, and the Lions Club will accept donations of items to be sold at the yard sale.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk

The Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk, sponsored by MPNN CSB Prevention, will take place Saturday, November 11th, from 10 AM – 12 PM on Main Street in Gloucester (parking lot next to the Post Office). To register, either go to, call at 1-888-PREV-550, or email A $5 donation for the event will go to benefit further Suicide Prevention Awareness initiatives!

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Bridges Out of Poverty Presentation

On Oct. 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester will be hosting a Bridges Out of Poverty presentation at Abingdon Episcopal Church, FREE and open to the public! This is an opportunity to hear Betsy Wampler, RCC Adult Career Coach, speak about the challenges many people in our community face in their daily lives. There is a way out of poverty and it frequently begins with education. Come learn how you can make a difference in your community!