Now that we’ve felt the first cool mornings of the fall season, we’re reminded that not everyone in our community enjoys the comforts of a warm home. Thankfully, we all have a way to help our brothers and sisters dealing with homelessness–to support HELP’s A Night’s Welcome. Our winter shelter program provides a warm, safe place to sleep and hot meals for those in need. And we can’t do that without your hands and hearts! We depend on thousands of volunteer hours from hundreds of volunteers every year to help with everything from moving linens to helping with check-in to preparing and serving meals.
A Night’s Welcome will open at Central United Methodist Church on November 17th, and will continue there for the first 60 days of the program. Other locations are not yet finalized, but we will share information as soon as it’s available.
We also have exciting plans for expanding our Day Center in a new building and hope to host a portion of A Night’s Welcome there. Thanks to everyone who has already given their time to help with our work at the new facility!
With Thanksgiving not too far away, we are reminded just how much we have to be thankful for. We are grateful to so many supporting congregations, volunteers, and donors who have allowed us to continue our life-saving and life-changing work here at HELP. We are grateful for the volunteers who fill the food pantry, feed our neighbors at the day center, donate supplies all year, and show up to serve night after night through the cold months of winter.
May God help us all to show kindness and unrivaled hospitality as the extension of our commitment to the way of Christ. May He use us to bring home and comfort to the abandoned and forsaken parts of creation.