God is doing a marvelous thing in Malden – starting a warming center!
Like many places in Massachusetts, there are many residents of Malden and our neighboring cities and towns who are homeless. In the coldest nights of the year, some of these folks have nowhere to go to warm up and stay safe. We rejoice to be one partner among many in our community contributing toward the Malden Warming Center.
The Malden Warming Center (MWC) seeks to serve those experiencing homelessness
by providing safe shelter and warmth, recognizing each person’s inherent dignity and unique circumstance. It is open from 7pm-6:30am weeknights in January, February, and March at the Malden Church of the Nazarene at 529 Eastern Ave. We hope there will be multiple volunteers at each shift, from 6:30-10:30pm, 10:30pm-2:30am, and 2:30-6:30am. There is also a slot for folks to cook and serve a hot meal in the evening, and serve breakfast in the morning. Volunteer as often as you are willing and able, from one shift to a regularly scheduled night!
Trainings for volunteers will be available through the season. To sign up to volunteer, use this form online. If you’d like to donate to support the warming center, check out the “How Can I Help” page.
God, you came to dwell with us in your child, Jesus Christ. May this warming center be a place for your people to dwell in safety, warmth, and comfort, and may our hearts be warmed to care for all of your children in the name of your child, Jesus Christ. Amen.