It all started with a phone call. On 12/29/17 our church was asked if we would open our doors to those who are out in the cold without anywhere to go. Our leadership team unanimously said, "Yes". That night we welcomed our first 5 guests to our warming center.
Since we opened our doors as a warming shelter in 2017 we have helped nearly 700 individuals. In the 2022/2023 winter season we will open our doors beyond a warming shelter (usually November-March) to a shelter that is open all year round. Our desire is to not only provide shelter but also help people get on their feet. We have helped many people get ID's, jobs, vehicles and homes. God called us to it and He continues to provide for it!
You can give directly to the shelter ministry by using the link below!
You can also donate by mail:
P.O. Box 265
Mt. Vernon, IL. 62864