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Polar Vortex 2019: Four Christian ministries caring for 'the least of these'

Polar Vortex 2019: Four Christian ministries caring for 'the least of these'

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Christian Love Help Center

In New Castle, Indiana, where temperatures dropped to single digits, the Christian Love Help Center has opened its doors to anyone needing a warm place to stay. One of the longest-running programs in the country for the needy and hungry, CLHC sleeps around 16 people and houses both men and women.

Joyce Harris, a volunteer with the organization, told The Christian Post that normally, CLHC requires its guests to have a police check before staying in its facilities. However, when weather conditions become dangerous, that’s no longer required.

“We’ve become a warming center where people can walk in the front door and can expect a hot meal and a bed if they don’t have a place to stay,” she said. “We provide coats, hot meals, and a food pantry for anyone in need.”

CLHC is now housing several single mothers and their children.

“These people had nowhere to go,”  Harris said. “We’re providing care for people who had no other option.”

Harris told CP that the response from the local community has been overwhelmingly grateful: “People are just so thankful they have a place to go,” she said. “They've been so grateful to have a safe place in their local community.”


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