September Mission Focus
Cold Weather Shelter (CSW)
This ministry began in 2000 at Bethany UMC on Eisenhauer Road near I-35. It provides our homeless neighbors a safe place to get out of the cold when temperatures reach 32 F and below.
They also provide:
· A warm appetizer at check in at 5 pm.
· A Laundry and showers
· A clothing pantry
· A hot meal at 7 pm
· Breakfast and a sack lunch to go.
The neighbors are gone by 8 am.
Each winter, the number of days the shelter is open depends on how cold the weather is. Last year it was only open four times with 30-40 clients each time.
Bethany UMC is a small church so any donations help keep this ministry going. They need a commercial washer and dryer to replace their old ones. They always need men's white socks, gloves, hats (darker colors), men's jeans, general assortment of clothes, and warm jackets. They also need laundry detergent, paper plates, bowls, plastic utensils, toilet tissue, paper towels, paperback books and magazines.
If you would like to help financially, write your check to Windcrest UMC and mark it Cold Weather Shelter