Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Faith Mission ready for frigid temperatures

Faith Mission taking in anyone who needs the shelter during these cold months.
Posted on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — The beds are full at Faith Mission, but development director Mike Perez said the shelter will accommodate anyone who needs a place to go during the current cold snap.

Perez noted that the Mission already started its winter shelter program near the end of November. During the winter season, Faith Mission offers hospital mattresses on the floor and provides blankets, sheets and pillows so it does not have to turn away anyone that needs a place to stay during the cold months.

The shelter has room for about 30 to 35 single people, but will accommodate anyone who wants to stay at the Mission.

“If we had 40 people show up, we’d make it work,” Perez said.

When temperatures are below freezing, Perez said the Mission begins what it calls “winter amnesty.” During winter amnesty periods, the standard 6 p.m. check-in time is not observed. People may come whenever they want because “it’s too cold to be outside.”

“Don’t be afraid to come to the Mission,” Perez advised. “This is what we’re supported for.”

More information on residency requirements can be found at faithmissionofelkhart.org.

Recommended for You

 In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif. The new system launches on Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Posted 28 minutes ago
 FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, designer Oscar de la Renta attends the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 fashion show during Fashion Week in New York. De la Renta received the 2012 Couture Council Award by The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. De la Renta, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)

Posted 38 minutes ago
 FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2010, file photo, the finale of the Oscar de la Renta spring 2011 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)

Posted 53 minutes ago
Back to top ^