He spent Thursday night in a West Des Moines hotel thanks to Westminster Presbyterian Church. Pastor Scott Paczkoski said plans are for Lewis to move next week into an extended-stay motel and begin steps toward finding an apartment.
The church, which already has arranged a used laptop and “just a big care package” for Lewis, is now setting up a fund to assist Lewis. Donations should be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50310. Include a note or write on a memo line that the donation is to be used for “Jay Rodney Lewis.”