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Greenport church provides hope, and a way out of the cold

Greenport church provides hope, and a way out of the cold
On a recent night when temperatures dipped into the 30s, an ever-expanding line of people in need of shelter made their way to a parish hall at Greenport's St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church. It's an unf

" Zimardo, who helps set up the shelter with her husband, Bob, in the morning, said while the parish is small and in a modest community, she is awed by how much work people do to help those without a home." Shelter facts John’s Place, an emergency homeless shelter set up by St.With anticipated rising energy and food costs, the shelter has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for utilities, which cost $17,000 in 2020."It’s like the battlefield," said Jim, who did not give his last name, of his daily challenge finding shelter.

The church providing him a place to sleep has restored his hope, Jim said.Agnes Roman Catholic Church.

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