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Helena homeless shelter hits capacity and seeks donations

Posted at 11:10 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 13:15:23-05

HELENA – Freezing temperatures in Lewis and Clark County have caused God’s Love homeless shelter to hit capacity and stress resources.

Director David Miller said they have had to house more than 32 people recently, including 12 juveniles. Some people have had to sleep on the floor. Miller said the shelter needs donations of blankets, towels, and pillows.

Miller said even with resources stretched thin, the shelter won’t turn anyone away.

“We are not only housing the homeless, but we serve 70 percent of the community, providing them with food, laundry, showers, clothes. The donations that come in predominately go out to people in places that do have places to live, they just can’t afford to get new clothes, soap. Thanks to the donations, we are able to give it all out for free,” said Miller.

When asked how much day on average it costs to feed those coming to God’s Love, Miller stated, “I think it would be a couple hundred a day. Most of our food comes from donations so it’s mostly heat and electric bills that are the big ones.”

Donations of winter clothes, blankets, pillows and towels are on high demand at God’s Love and would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to donate or volunteer, call God’s Love at (406) 442-7000.

-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News