BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – Open Hearts Ministries is still hard at work despite the ongoing pandemic.
Today was one of the organization’s many fundraisers to provide for its homeless shelter. The Christian-based organization sold meals featuring Mexican favorites with all proceeds going to pay bills for the shelter, an important community resource.
“People tell you to stay in place, stay at home, but there’s a lot of homeless people around here that don’t have a home to go to,” said volunteer Thomas Young. “They’re sleeping under the bridge, in the parks, in the woods in tents. This way, we can keep the houses going and they can come in, get out of the weather and get a decent meal.”
The next fundraiser is Friday featuring pulled pork.
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