Open Heart Ministries holds fundraiser to help the homeless

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – The Open Heart Ministries held another fundraiser to help the homeless. 

The Open Heart Ministries runs one of the only homeless shelters in the area, and twice a week they run a food fundraiser. For just an $8 donation, patrons can get a meal while helping support a good cause.

Open Heart Ministries says helping the homeless is vital during the pandemic.

“We have people around here that were sleeping in parks, sleeping under bridges. And with the COVID going around they have nowhere to bathe, and it’s just gonna keep the COVID situation getting worse. So we try to help as many people as we can.”

The funding from the fundraiser is primarily going to the homeless shelter, assisting them in getting supplies and funding their programs to help the local homeless population.