More Detail June 25, 2020

Debra Freeman-Belle, Executive Director of Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry (WARM) received The Jean Harris Award for 2020 from the Waynesboro Noon Rotary Club. Ms. Freeman-Belle received the award to recognize the work that quickly and efficiently created partnerships and collaboration between organizations, businesses, and government during the COVID-19 Pandemic. “Waynesboro Rotary Club is a community jewel itself and comprised of many doers and change makers so this honor is humbling. Anyone who knows me, knows I prefer to work quietly and that bringing people together to help people experiencing homelessness is my passion. WARM’s work, especially during the pandemic, has quietly created partnerships to serve vulnerable community members so this recognition is special for every person who is quietly working behind the scenes to make community care possible.”     The Jean Harris Award was created in 1997-98 when the Rotary International Board approved the creation.  The award bears the

More Detail December 12, 2019

The second week of the Cold Weather Shelter was hosted by Waynesboro Mennonite Church on Monroe Street in Waynesboro.  The dining tables were set with white tablecloths and delicious food cooked from scratch was served each night.   WARM Staff works hard to foster a sense of community & family for our guests, as this is something very new to many of them.   Many times, building relationships with our guests allows us to work more efficiently to help them receive desperately needed services & support.      The Cold Weather Shelter has a schedule of daily activities to help foster a sense of normality and continuity.  Monday nights are "family meeting" nights, where Pastor Lee Reid leads a prayer/praise/discussion time.  He goes over how things went the week before and discusses items that need the group's attention.  Tuesdays are movie nights, where a variety of movies & snacks are enjoyed