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Mission Statement

Mission: To give people in an emergency situation a warm place to stay during the coldest months of the year

Description

So many people in our society are overlooked, under served and in need of a helping hand, especially during the harsh winter months. Many right here in our own community do not have a warm place to sleep at night, are their lives are endangered by the cold and snow. As a community of faith, we have seen this need and feel called to respond by literally opening our doors and offering a warm welcome to all those in need. We believe that this kind of loving care is at the center of our call to discipleship, and that anything that we do for the least of these, we do for Christ.

In response, we will begin to open our doors on the harshest of nights from 7pm to 7am in order to provide a warm place to sleep for men, women and children. Teams of volunteers are needed to help supervise the shelter throughout the night. The decision of whether to open the shelter on any given night will be made by our Shelter Coordinators 24 hours in advance. Volunteers will then be contacted to welcome our guests and the shelter will be opened to all those in need.

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