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For Californians Living in Their Cars, A Church Parking Lot Can Briefly Be Home

posted on November 29, 2018

For The Washington Post, Kimberly Winston writes about houses of worship in California and Washington that are running safe-parking programs, which provide secure overnight parking for people living out of their cars. Winston writes, “Most of the congregations open their buildings to their guests for a couple of hours, providing bathrooms, recharging stations and sometimes a kitchen.” The safe-parking coordinator at Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland, Washington, said, “Our Gospel tells us to welcome the stranger, to take care of the widows and orphans.”

Read at The Washington Post