By Brooklyn Dance
Every other Thursday a handful of Trevecca students welcome homeless guests to a local church for the night.
Room In the Inn, a Nashville-based non-profit that partners with churches to house homeless guests during the winter months, started again in November and Trevecca students can help out.
Students meet at Bethel Church of the Nazarene to prepare dinner for around 14 homeless guests. They then join them for the meal.
Paige Wyatt, a sophomore education major, has been involved with Room in the Inn for one year. This year, she is the student leader for the organization.
After dinner students often chat or play games with the guests.
After the guests go to bed, the students continue to serve.
“They go to bed and then we make lunches for them and in the morning we prepare a breakfast and send them off to Nashville,” Wyatt said.
Wyatt fell in love with Room in the Inn after a friend invited her to attend one Thursday last year, and has been going ever since.
Wyatt enjoys seeing the relationships carry over from week to week.
“My favorite part is watching the students build community with the men,” Wyatt said.
Even though it can be stressful to plan and take up several hours of time, Wyatt does not mind.
“The men are always so gracious and respectful and it makes doing what I do worth all the stress of planning it out,” Wyatt said.
Room in the Inn is always looking for more student volunteers.
For more information contact Wyatt at 615-788-9217 or firstname.lastname@example.org