Local Groups Hope to Give Homeless Families Fresh Start

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

Two local groups are taking a hands on approach to help struggling homeless families get a new start on life.

The Sojourners Christian Fellowship Church and The Faith Foundation have teamed up to buy old, run-down mobile homes and fix them up for homeless families.

In return the families have to pay a cheap rent, show the church that they're working, and help out at church events.

The groups have been able to purchase four homes thus far and hope to add several more that number in the future. Group leaders say that's because they only have two homes ready for families to move in, and eleven families who've applied for the housing.

"All of these families seem to be working as hard as they can to get out of their situation," said Sojourners Church Pastor John Mok-Lamme. "They just need some help to take that next step."

The church says if it can raise $5,000, a donor will match that amount, making it possible for the church to purchase more homes. For more information on how you can help, call Sojourners Church at (970) 245-6522.

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