PADS Emergency Shelter
PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) is an organization which seeks to help homeless families and individuals by providing them a warm place to sleep and meals to eat. Restoration Ministries’ site hosts women and children. The sessions at Restoration Ministries starts on the first week of October and ends the last week in April, from Sunday evening at 7pm to Monday morning at 7am. Restoration Ministries opens up the doors of its boxing club to host these sessions from Sunday to Monday.
PADS ministry requires a lot of time and effort from volunteers. Volunteers come from churches, organizations, businesses, families, and individuals. Each session requires three shifts – 5pm-11pm, 11pm-3am, and 3am-7am – and also three meals. Different teams bring different meals of dinner, hot breakfast, and a bag lunch to send with the guests on their way. Donations like clothing, outerwear, and baby necessities are greatly appreciated and given to the guests. Restoration Ministries is grateful for the opportunity to provide these women and children with a safe, warm place for them to sleep. It is evident that God is working through this ministry to display His love for others.