Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch
Winter is coming to a close, but it’s an especially long season when you don’t have a permanent home.
The Pilgrim Baptist Church’s Warming Center has long had a mission to offer a warm, comfortable shelter to men without a permanent home on Code Blue nights – when temperatures drop to 32 degrees or below
The concept was led by Pastor Terrence K. Porter, senior minister of the church, and the center became a “go-to” place, serving an average of 21 guests on Code Blue nights, according to the county agency that is working with the center.
And now the original Warming Center is working with other community partners, such as the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, to meet an even greater need, the county said in a recent update of the center’s service to community this past winter.