Homeless shelter at Fir Lawn offering help to needy on cold nights


February 20, 2019

JANET MCINERNEY discusses supplies with Joe Medley. Both are volunteers with ONE SHELTeR.

A group of volunteers, called ONE SHELTeR – Sweet Home Emergency Low Temperature Refuge, are trying to ensure that homeless people don't freeze overnight from sleeping outdoors, and Fir Lawn Lutheran Church has opened its building to help.

"We've been talking about this for about a month," said Joe Medley, pastor at Fir Lawn and the United Methodist Church. "We realize homelessness is a big problem on several different levels."

But ONE Sweet Home, a local group of people of faith working with people of goodwill to solve community issues, was specifically concerned about finding a warm p...

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