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Shelter and Food Provided to Neighbors in Need

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The Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center’s Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) provided housing and three meals a day to local residents in need over the cold winter months. This program is administered in partnership with faith communities and the Howard County Government. For the 19th consecutive year, Glen Mar participated in this partnership. In 2022, Glen Mar provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner…
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Serve Near

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Glen Mar people are busy being God’s hands and feet in the world, starting in our own backyard.
Looking for a way to love your neighbor through service? These are the current ministries where you can lend your time and resources to “serve near.” Click on the link to contact that ministry’s leadership or to learn more.

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Cold Weather Shelter

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Our week to support the annual Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) is much earlier this year! And, like last year, instead of housing guests in our building, as in most previous years, Grassroots and Howard County are housing guests at a local hotel. Many Glen Mar volunteers are needed to buy supplies, make sandwiches and dinners, deliver meals to a hotel…
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Glen Mar to Host Cold Weather Shelter Again

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January 31 – February 7, 2022 Each year, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center joins local faith congregations to provide short-term shelter for those in need in Howard County. Glen Mar has been a sponsoring congregation each year since the shelter opened in 2004. During 2022, Glen Mar will host the Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) from Monday evening, January 31 through Monday…
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Cold Weather Shelter Will Need Volunteers Jan. 31 – Feb. 7

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By Joan Marshall
Each year, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center sponsors a Cold Weather Shelter during the winter months to provide short-term shelter for those in need in Howard County. Faith congregations sign up to “host” each week of the shelter, which typically operates from late November through the beginning of April. Glen Mar has been a host congregation each year since the shelter opened in 2004.

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