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COVID-19 2020-04-16T12:32:44-04:00

Latest COVID-19 Updates

Good News for Volunteers 2020-05-18T08:43:05-04:00

Good news! Beginning June 1st, we will slowly open up our doors to all volunteers. Here are the volunteer opportunities that will be opening with the number of volunteers that we are accepting:

  • Help Serve a Meal
    • 3 available slots for volunteers per shift, 7 days a week
  • Help Prepare Meals
    • 2 available slots per shift, 7 days a week
  • Van Driver
    • 1 slot per shift, 7 days a week
  • Library Support
    • 1 slot per shift, Monday-Friday
  • Office Support
    • 1 slot per shift, Monday-Friday

All other opportunities will continue to be on hold until further notice.

If you are interested in returning to volunteer, please note the following safety changes:

– Upon entering our facilities, your temperature will be taken by Cherry Street staff. Any temperature 99.9 or over will mean asking you to come back a different day when your temperature is back to a normal range.

– Masks are required to volunteer. Please remember to bring one with you the day of your volunteer shift. If you are in need of a mask, please ask a staff member and we will see if a mask is available for you.

– If you are serving a meal, you will notice we now have plexiglass at the serving line. Make sure you are communicating clearly through your mask and with a friendly tone with our guests.

A couple of other updates:

First, if you know anyone that is interested in volunteering with Cherry Street, please invite them to a volunteer orientation! Here are the dates and times:

Tuesday June 9th 5-6pm
Saturday June 20th 10-11:00am
Tuesday June 23rd 5-6pm

Please call 419-214-3419 to register a spot.

GivingTuesday May 2020 2020-04-28T15:46:00-04:00

For decades Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan has entrusted Cherry Street to care for the most vulnerable in the community and care for people living in poverty.

Please support us by contributing to the mission work we do, or by creating your own campaign. Making a donation is easy and safe. It is through the help and generosity of people like you that we are able to work toward ending poverty.

If you are experiencing homelessness, how do you Shelter-At-Home?

It is crucial the care and provision to those served at Cherry Street continues uninterrupted as it has since 1947.

Please Give Generously
April 9, 2020: Making masks for guests and staff at Cherry Street 2020-04-09T14:33:57-04:00

Cherry Street is asking the public to help supply masks.  According to the Centers for Disease Control wearing masks may keep those served at Cherry Street and the staff who serve in safety.  The goal is to provide 2 masks for each person so one can be in use while one is being laundered.  Guidelines and a process have been put in place to ensure sanitation of the masks is ensured.  Instructions and sewing patterns from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

How many:

  • 320 for guests
  • 130 for staff
  • 60 for volunteers
Drop off:

Donations can be dropped off at the Life Revitalization Center located at 1501 Monroe Street Toledo OH 43604.  Using the 16th street side for donation drop off, during set drop off times is preferred.  Our staff is very limited attending to the basic needs of our guests.  By using the 16th Street side during the appointed drop off times it limits your exposure and allows for the best ability for keeping 6 feet apart.Please keep Cherry Street in your prayers.

April 6, 2020: Temporary COVID-19 Hours 2020-04-06T12:55:46-04:00

March 30, 2020: Cherry Street Mission Ministries Confirms Positive COVID 19 case 2020-03-30T09:41:09-04:00

March 30, 2020- TOLEDO (Ohio) –  PRESS RELEASE

The Lucas County Health Department alerted Cherry Street Mission Ministries to a patient having tested positive for COVID-19 who has been a guest at the mission.  Since COVID-19 was first reported in Ohio, Cherry Street has been working with authorities to ensure best practices are in place and the care of those depending on Cherry Street goes on without interruption.

As per the Stay-At-Home orders by Governor DeWine, the patient is to follow isolation protocols at the shelter and is being kept away from all other guests.  During follow-up with the Health Department, it was assessed whether the individual may have exposed others and needed precautions have already been put in place.  All guests, staff and volunteers have been alerted and some have been quarantined.

While the patient is in quarantine, they are on bed rest in an isolated room that promotes rest and health.  Meals and refreshments are provided to the guests and delivered to the isolation room so they may stay in isolation.

Cherry Street has employed the best available protection there is at this time.  Quarantined guests are using masks and staying in place.  The mission has added extra cleaning bathroom procedures for the quarantined guest to ensure no virus is spread after having used common area such as the restroom or shower.  As part of the mission’s usual procedures, medically appropriate cleaning solutions that kill the virus have been in use, to the best of the mission’s ability social distancing is in practice and vigorously enforce hand washing and sanitizer use.  Additionally, staff are taking temperatures every day for every person entering any building.

“The measures set in place by this team will greatly decrease the chance of outside exposure of others to the virus. Our focus is always to protect the most vulnerable in our community and to provide the essentials to those experiencing homelessness.  We feel a great sense of responsibility to protect each one who stay at Cherry Street and are treating this as their temporary home,” said Dr. Wes Modder, CEO of Cherry Street Mission Ministries.

For more about the procedures at Cherry Street during the Stay-At-Home orders Cherry Street has prepared a video with further details.  The video can be found below.

As people shelter in place, Cherry Street has concerns about income.  The community has loved Cherry Street for 70-plus years and we know the community is going to continue to support the needs of Cherry Street Mission Ministries. For decades Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan has entrusted Cherry Street to care for those experiencing homelessness and care for people living in poverty. Our wish list can be viewed below and you can made a donation HERE.

Founded in 1947, Cherry Street Mission Ministries provides basic needs, housing solutions, and opportunities for transformation and redemption through plan development.  Cherry Street is privately funded and does not receive government funding.

March 19, 2020: Cherry Street Mission Ministries remains open during COVID- 19 pandemic 2020-03-30T09:41:29-04:00

March 19, 2020- TOLEDO (Ohio) –  PRESS RELEASE

To address some of the questions and assumptions made by the public, Cherry Street has released a video to provide clarity and answers. The video can be found below.

Cherry Street is considered an essential service and will remain open, regardless of the current pandemic.

Cherry Street is always practicing disease management because of contagions like the flu, tuberculosis, hepatitis, impetigo and HIV. We’re following best practices for all guests, staff and volunteers through:

  • Detection
  • Isolation
  • Containment

Volunteers are needed.  The good news is that many people are not at high risk. If you are not symptomatic or not considered high risk, the public is encouraged to decide for themselves. Please do what’s best for your community and for you. Cherry Street would love your help because as we said- the shelter will remain open.  It is crucial the care and provision to those served at Cherry Street continues uninterrupted as it has since 1947. Sign up to volunteer HERE.

Before this outbreak started showing up in our area, Cherry Street already was well stocked with items like soap, bottled water, hand sanitizer, cleaning chemicals, and disinfectant wipes. Those advanced purchases has been a massive hit to the budget of the organization. Monetary support from the public will help bridge the gaps.

As people shelter in place, Cherry Street has concerns about income.  The community has loved Cherry Street for 70-plus years and we know the community is going to continue to support the needs of Cherry Street Mission Ministries. For decades Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan has entrusted Cherry Street to care for the most vulnerable in the community and care for people living in poverty. Donations can be made HERE and the wish list can be viewed HERE.

Founded in 1947, Cherry Street Mission Ministries provides basic needs, housing solutions, and opportunities for transformation and redemption through plan development.  Cherry Street is privately funded and does not receive government funding.

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