Third Sunday offering benefits Overnight Parking Program

RVUUF’s Third Sunday offering this month, on Sunday, Jan. 21, supports its Overnight Parking Program. “It is only through the generous support of the congregation that we are able to provide this service to some of Ashland’s neediest.”

RVUUF has allocated three parking spaces behind Emerson House for its Overnight Parking Program. The purpose is to give people who have no alternative but to live and sleep in their cars, a place to park overnight with a minimum of services.

Before RVUUF permits an applicant to park overnight, that person is interviewed and has to sign a document, “basically agreeing that they will be respectful of the property, other guests and the neighbors, and indemnifying the Fellowship.”

Overnight parking is available to guests from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. RVUUF provides a portable toilet, a place to dispose of garbage and guest access to the Internet. Guests are also welcome to grab a cup of coffee from the RVUUF Builders as they leave in the morning.

To learn more, or to apply for the program, use
RVUUF’s contact form to connect with Linden Crouch, John Wieczorek, or John Limb. “If we have space, we will meet with them and ‘vet’ them and have them sign the agreement forms. We do give priority to families.”