14 women joined Rahab's Sisters volunteers the third Friday of May for personal supplies, conversation and a meal. Thanks to donations of underwear at St. John's Milwaukie and Good Shepherd Vancouver there were plenty of undies to give away as well.
Meal team 3 brought a picnic to share with Rahab's Sisters visitors and volunteers. There were hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, brownies, lemon cake and cookies.
Alexa, local dental hygienist with a history of volunteering with the vulnerable both locally and internationally, joined Team 3 offering advice on brushing, flossing and mouth health in general along with free toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. She also has a list of resources that provide dental care at low cost that she is sharing with our sisters. The first persons to visit with Alexa were a couple of little kids that were fascinated with the set of teeth Alexa had available to demonstrate brushing techniques. The kids showed Alexa their smiles and told her how they brushed their teeth. Several women stopped by Alexa's table and talked with her over the course of the evening. We are looking for this service to be a successful addition to the offerings of Rahab's Sisters.
July 15 is the next date for Alexa's services to be available.