The Northwest has certainly felt like winter lately: cold temperatures and windy nights make us think about cozying up with some blankets and warm socks. However, for many in our cities who are without houses, Northwest nighttime temperatures can be brutal, and even dangerous.
Lighthouse Christian Center (Puyallup, WA) has joined with other local churches to open their doors to those in need, as a part of a program called Freezing Nights. Each church is available on a specific night of the week (Lighthouse has Monday nights, 7pm-7am), and provides shelter and a warm breakfast to around 70 people who come through the doors. Many hands make light work, and around 150 volunteers have been helping make Freezing Nights a reality.
For more information on the Freezing Nights program, click here.