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Churches are making progress on sheltering homeless men GLEN BURNIE

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Fifteen churches in North County have signed up to serve for one week each as a temporary winter shelter for homeless men.

The Rev. Olin Herndon, pastor of Glen Burnie United Methodist Church, said two more churches are still considering the project, which would move the shelter from church to church, one week at a time.

That would give the shelter project, called "Winter Relief for the Homeless," enough churches to meet the goal of providing shelter for up to a dozen men for the 16 coldest weeks of the winter.

Organizers plan for the shelter to start Nov. 23. No church, however, has signed up for the week after Thanksgiving or the week after Christmas, Mr. Herndon said.

The program, organized by a small group that grew out of the Glen Burnie Ministerium, calls for the shelter to operate from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., providing dinner, a place to sleep and breakfast.

"We're most interested in getting volunteers to do late shifts during the week," Mr. Herndon said.

For information, call Mr. Herndon at 761-4381 or 766-2661.

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