Church helps homeless stay warm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
First Presbyterian Church opened its doors today to all those who don’t have a warm place to spend in the freezing temps.
The church welcomed homeless people inside for some hot coffee and tea.
Since it is a holiday some homeless shelters are closed or close early.
The church says they opened their doors because they don't want to see people sleep outside in this weather.
"We are a downtown church and this is God's house and all of God's people are welcomed." Susan Phillips, Pastor, said.
"Outside is not a good thing because you have to sleep in a sleeping bag or sleep in a quilt and sometimes you got people come kick you and throw paper at you and treat you like you're a nobody and you just are struggling at the wrong time," Reginald Weatherspoon, said.
Some local shelters did open early but, still, there are a few people who will have nowhere to sleep and will be spending the night on the streets.