Rushing Winds offers over night shelter

A church here in Victoria is known as a safe haven for many when temperatures begin to drop outside.

Rushing Wind Fellowship is accepting people until 10:00 tonight for overnight shelter from the cold weather.

Last night the church had ten people come and stay the night, and tonight the church says they’re happy to welcome more.

“This is what God told me to do, and its part of our ministry. We are trying to help folks get through the weather, whether its extremely hot or cold,” said Mike Swearingen.

The only exception, they say, is that no one arrives expecting shelter under the influence.

Due to the cooler temperatures expected, Swearingen says they plan to be open for shelter the rest of the week.

The church is located at 1401 North Wheeler.