#BoomerGivesBack at Manhattan Emergency Shelter
Earlier this month, seven Boomer Consulting, Inc. team members volunteered their time at the Manhattan Emergency Shelter in Manhattan, Kansas. Deanna Perkins, Eric Benson, Erin Cheever, Heather Robinson, Megan Schottler, Sandra Wiley and Samantha Zerr spent two and a half hours on a Tuesday afternoon staining a new fence that provides privacy for the shelter residence and a safe place to play for their children.
While the Boomer team regularly donates their time and energy in service to their communities, this philanthropic effort was the first organized under a new initiative at Boomer Consulting, Inc. that gives all team members one paid day off per year to give back to their community.
The Manhattan Emergency Shelter promotes self-sufficiency and community integration by providing a safe and nurturing transitional shelter environment, supportive housing programs and housing stabilization services for the homeless of Manhattan, Kansas. It is the only emergency shelter available to homeless men, women and families in Riley County and the only agency in the region that offers supportive housing and rapid re-housing programs. In 2016, 571 homeless individuals, including 115 children, stayed in the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter. Homelessness prevention services, rapid re-housing assistance and supportive housing programs served a total of 707 adults and children that year.