Homelessness in Sweet Home
Church opens hearts, grounds to meet needs
September 9, 2020
Pastor Bethanie Young didn't expect to become an impromptu camp host for the homeless, but when COVID-19 shut down warming shelters in March, it was hard to turn the needy away.
Young, after all, is the leader of the Sweet Home Church of Nazarene, which is a mission-minded church bent on helping others.
"Our congregation members have been compassionate about the homeless in the community," she said, pointing to the church's longtime support of Sweet Home Emergency Ministries.
So when a couple of homeless folks had to be turned away from the warming shelter because the volunteers were sic...