Malden Church Opens Doors To Homeless As Warming Center


The Malden Warming Center, run out of the Malden First Church of the Nazarene.Photo: Carl Steven/WBZ NewsRadio

MALDEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Malden church is again opening its doors as a warming center for the homeless this winter season.

The Malden First Church of the Nazarene started the program four years ago, and operates as the Malden Warming Center at night from the beginning of December to the end of March.

It's run entirely by volunteers, who take turns staying in the church overnight. The center provides meals, snacks, clothing and toiletries.

Pastor Gerry Whetstone said he receives a lot of gratitude. "We want it to be warmth not only where its a warm place, but where they're given the dignity and respect they should get as a person," he said.

WBZ's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports:

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