Overnight shelter available at Rushing Wind

Rushing Wind Church will be open tonight for those looking for shelter from this cold winter weather.

“The greatest feeling is personal satisfaction of knowing what the lord said to do, he said feed my sheep,” said Rushing Wind Pastor Mike Swearingen.

With temperatures dropping to the 40’s this weekend, Rushing Wind Fellowship will continue to open its doors for overnight shelter.

“We’re going to be open until it warms back up, and they can come in up until 10:30 at night,” said Swearingen.

Men, women, and children can find dinner and a warm place to sleep at Rushing Wind until Sunday.

“There’s no cost to those who receive the services,” said Swearingen.

Brother Mike Swearingen has been helping the homeless for over thirty years, and just this past month the church fed over 300 people.

“We just piece together whatever we can and sometimes we have some amazing mystery soup,” said Swearingen.

The church says they’re happy to welcome more tonight. The only exception, they say, is that no one arrives, expecting shelter under the influence.

“Come sober, behave while you’re here, and come drug-free,” said Swearingen.

The church is self-funded, and they are in need of sleeping bags, backpacks, and food.

Rushing Wind is located at 1401 N. Wheeler St.

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