There is an organization that connects community with faith to decrease the homeless rate in Memphis — Room in the Inn (RITI). Volunteer-based, RITI gathers churches across the city that serve as host sites to offer the homeless hospitality and a comfortable night’s sleep, as well as help them take steps to permanent housing. Some sites include Calvary Episcopal Church, Heartsong Church and Trinity United Church.
Memphians who would like to help the cause can bring cash donations to the MemPops store at 1243 Ridgeway to help with operations and transportation maintenance. For more information, visit www.roomintheinn-memphis.org.
– Alisha Tillery, KQ Communications