Dispatches from ‘FEET-N-MORE’ Shower Ministry

By Max Klinkenborg
Shower Trailer Ministry

The shower trailer of “FEET-N-MORE” of Church of the Palms has been in the city of Surprise on 2/23 and 3/9, providing hot showers for the homeless. On our first outing, we provided 9 showers, and it grew to 12 our second time. In addition to the showers, we are giving guests a bag of toiletries and a hand towel. We are also providing a charging station for cell phones, tablets, etc. Each time, we have had 8 volunteers who are friends or members of COTP.

We are hosted by the Salvation Army Church on Avenue of the Arts in Surprise. They provide lunches for our volunteers and guests in addition to offering clean clothes. We will be at this location on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in 2021, sponsored by the City of Surprise.

Joining us each time has been Circle the City, providing a portable doctor’s office. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we will be joined by Chance Shelter, which provides pet care. The City of Surprise is present, offering the services of the city to the homeless, including a city police officer dedicated to serving the homeless population. The Phoenix Rescue Mission is also present, as well as Lutheran Social Services.

If you are interested in volunteering with the shower trailer, contact John Durbin at 623.693.8866 or Max Klinkenborg at 816.377.4618.