Kings Harvest in need of winter volunteers

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Kings Harvest Ministries is in need of volunteers for the winter months.

The Winter Homeless shelter is underway and according to the director, Mike Gayman, they are struggling to get enough volunteers.

"Currently we have 12 empty overnight shifts and a few check in shifts to fill for the month of December," read a statement from the director.  They serve between 25 and 30 men and women each night.

The shifts last from 8:45 p.m. until 7 a.m.  Volunteers act as an "extra set of eyes and ears" to help out staff for volunteer Jason Santana he sees it as a way to give back.

"For me it's easy, it's something that I am very passionate about, poverty is a huge thing in America," said Santana.

For Santana the drive to help others started years ago when a friend of his became homeless.

"It got to me in a weird way and I was like okay, I have to do something about this, there's no reason anyone in America should be homeless," said Santana.

Even though Santana works a day job, he enjoys spending his nights helping others.

"Everyday you go home and you know that you've done something good overnight other than sleep or read a book or watch crazy T.V. overnight," said Santana.

He hopes others will see how important it is to help a neighbor in need.

Thursday, December 7th will be  a volunteer training class at 6:30 at 824 W. 3rd Street in Davenport.

If you would like to volunteer, email Nancy at KHVolunteering@yahoo.com