Join United Way of York County on #GivingTuesday, November 28th, in the fight against homelessness by supporting the Men’s Warming Center.
The mission of the Men’s Warming Center is to offer safe shelter, a warm meal, and fellowship to homeless men during the coldest months of the year. Being the only men’s emergency, winter shelter in our area, the Men’s Warming Center has been a community staple for York County since 2007.
Bethel United Methodist Church graciously serves as the host site for the shelter, with community volunteers to help the shelter run smoothly. A total of 114 different men were provided winter shelter during November 2016 through March 2017. Each night, the men receive a meal and are provided a warm bed to sleep in. They are also supplied basic necessities; such as, blankets, sleeping mats, coats, socks, gloves and other weather appropriate attire. Additionally, case management and follow-up care are provided to address long-term needs as space becomes available in appropriate programs in our community.
The number of homeless individuals in York County is at an all-time high, while unfortunately, there are few available shelters. With the approaching winter months and declining temperatures, it’s vital that the Men’s Warming Center remains open, so that these less-fortunate individuals are able to have a safe place to keep warm. It is essential that our community continues to provide support for the Men’s Warming Center. Without this emergency shelter, many men will be forced to sleep outside during the coldest months of the year, when other shelter alternatives are at capacity.
United Way of York County invites you to take part in #GivingTuesday by pledging a one-time donation to the Men’s Warming Center. To all of our donors, we greatly appreciate your gracious efforts in helping us raise funds for our community campaign. However, #GivingTuesday is specifically targeted towards raising funds to maintain the operation of the Men’s Warming Center.
Join United Way of York County on #GivingTuesday, November 28th!