Cool church program that helps homeless

@maezee (33917)
United States
January 3, 2018 1:03pm CST
This is probably nothing new but as I watched the news, I saw one church in Minneapolis was offering emergency shelter over the blistering cold weekend for the homeless. Wind chills reached 30 below. I thought this was super awesome and I am sure its not the only church that does this. Doing further research, I found that this church also has a homeless helping program several days a week that provides meals, mass, a clothing closet, showers among other necessities. I was looking for a place to drop off some mens clothing donations and they said they would definitely take them! I just have to walk into the church and drop it off. I am big into volunteering in programs that help the homeless so I wonder if they would accept a nonteligious volunteer? Do your churches have these types of programs?
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
3 Jan
Go to JW.ORG and read about how this organization helps people all over the world. They are usually the first on the scene following any kind of disaster.
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@maezee (33917)
• United States
3 Jan
Will check it out. Thanks!
@TRBRocks420 (84180)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Jan
That's a very good program & yes we have churches that do this too.
@maezee (33917)
• United States
3 Jan
I love it. As a non church goer do you think theyd accept me as a volunteer?
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@TRBRocks420 (84180)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Jan
@maezee Absolutely :)
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
6 Feb
In my religion(Muslim) every rich must donate the poor.It's called"Zakat".It is compulsory for every rich Muslim.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
5 Jan
More churches need to do this. In the perilous times we live in you can never help enough it seems
• United States
4 Jan
That's great. I hope they are a right fit for you to volunteer you time for. If they are a good church they should welcome you with open arms whether you're a church goer or not.
@toniganzon (53385)
• Philippines
3 Jan
That's really wonderful. I know there are a lot of churches here that do the same.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
3 Jan
They probably would accept the help. We are going to make cold weather bags for the homeless since we have had sooo many cold days and nights recently here.
@marlina (79589)
• Canada
3 Jan
I am not a religious person but still believe in doing good things for others. Yes, churches here have those kinds of programs for homeless.
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan
You don't have to be religious to be a good person, and surely they would be wrong to refuse your help.
@shaggin (38393)
• United States
3 Jan
I bet they would accept you as a volunteer but you may have to deal with them pressuring you to become a member of their church. I think it is so kind the church allowed homeless to sleep there and think all churches should do this!
@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jan
i think there are a church or two around here but do not know if any offhand. I think it is a great program! I am going to volunteer with my peer counselor. Hopefully, it will have to do with the needy and homeless.