Best NightFest Ever!
Not only did we have a great time at the Lagunitas Community Room on Friday evening, but the evening ended with donations to Nightwatch totaling over $12,000!
We want to thank everyone who made it possible. First of all, to our sponsors of the event who donated the space, the help, and the food: Lagunitas Brewing Company and Sizzle Pie. And thanks also to April Rhodes for the decadent cupcakes that topped off the meal.
Thanks also to all those who donated items for our silent auction. It was the greatest collection items we have ever seen.
Thanks, of course, to all who participated with their own contributions that put us over the $12,000 mark.
And the greatest thanks to Nightwatch's Fund Development Committee who invested all the effort in putting the event on. A special thanks to Melssa Bensink and Bergen Allee for the many hours of effort they devoted in herding all the cats to make NightFest 2016 something to remember, while raising the funds to keep the services to our guests vital.
We Need Asset Relocation Technicians!
Or, more simply put, we need 3 willing volunteers to help us move some blankets from their storage containers to our Downtown Dungeon. Moving these will ensure that we have a constant supply downtown for our guests.
If you are free Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm and have a car to transport yourself, we need you!
Though Nightwatch is a single organization, it sometimes feels like we have two faces: there's the Downtown Nightwatch, and there's Nightwatch in SE.
The constituents of each Nightwatch--both guests and volunteers-- may have a vague sense that the other exists, but what exactly the other is like may elude them.
Well, here's good news (at least for the Downtown folks)! We now have a professionally produced video created by Blackstone Edge Studios that shows in less than two minutes what Mobile Hospitality Center is all about. You can access it on YouTube by clicking here.
The MHC goes out every Friday night to serve folks in SE along the Springwater Corridor. If you've been a Downtown volunteer and are intrigued enough by what you see in the video to volunteer a night with the MHC, just let us know.
As for our folks in SE . . .
We'll work on getting something similar put together about what goes on Downtown so you can appreciate what goes on there.