With sub-freezing temperatures expected to hit Whatcom County this weekend, Bellingham-based Lighthouse Mission Ministries is providing food and shelter to keep safe many who are homeless.
Hans Erchinger-Davis, President & CEO at the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham, said the arrival of weather with temperatures in the 20s will likely fill all its emergency shelter beds.
“Even when we’re full at night, people can come in Base Camp, our Bellingham emergency shelter, during the daytime,” Erchinger-Davis said.
The Lighthouse Mission overflow shelter can host up to 40 people in addition to Base Camp’s 200 beds.
“People on the streets are in danger of frostbite, hypothermia and so much more,” Erchinger-Davis said. “We urge our community to pray, volunteer and donate to support these hurting people.”
Lighthouse Mission Ministries has been helping people who are homeless since 1923. It cares for up to 310 people each day and provides a continuum of services aimed at ending homelessness through street outreach, enhanced shelters, addiction recovery, spiritual support, and aftercare. To make a donation or volunteer, call (360) 733-5120, or visit www.thelighthousemission.org.