WARM Plans to Open New Home for Children, Women in March

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- After months of preparation, volunteers and workers at Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry, also known as WARM, are getting ready to open a home for homeless women and children.

After volunteer work from area churches and a kitchen addition, the home will open for women with kids who apply at the end of the month.

Churches who have sponsored rooms include St. John's Episcopal Church, Grace Lutheran Church, Glovier United Methodist Church and Bethany Lutheran Church.

Women will stay for about six to eight weeks. One family will be moving in soon, but there is room for four families.

WARM workers say giving people a place to stay can change their lives.

"The security of housing and a place to rest their head and a permanent address is the first step and one of the most important steps of stability," said Director of Development and Client Services Debra Burns.

Main Street United Methodist Church in Waynesboro also donated $8,000 to add a kitchen to the home.

The grand opening will be on Saturday March 22nd at the home on Fairfax Avenue.

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