LOCAL WARM News Highlights

The News Virginian- WARM ministry continues development Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 6:45 am The Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry is moving forward, both with new officials in place and a timeline to open their new facility. In September, the Waynesboro city council approved plans for WARM to take over a facility off of Fairfax Avenue, which was owned by Presbyterian Homes and Family Services. Three months later, the group has directors in place and will soon close on the property.

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The Daily News Leader- WARM provides more than shelter
 Dec. 1, 2013 
 T is the season for giving, including those blessed year-end tax-deductible donations. Many worthy Shenandoah  Valley non-profits count on holiday contributions, and we applaud those whose financial support keeps good doors  open.

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The News Virginian-Shelter project moves forward after council vote
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 7:00 am
A temporary shelter for homeless women and children in Waynesboro could be operational by November, if all goes according to plan. Last Monday, the Waynesboro city council approved a conditional use permit for the facility, allowing it to move forward.

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The News Virginian- Homeless families a concern for Valley
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:30 am | Updated: 1:49 pm, Wed Jun 19, 2013
Over the last year, 61 people came to the Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministery (WARM), looking for a place to sleep. Nearby at the Valley Mission in Staunton, 47 people are there now, looking for shelter. An average of 80 people show up at Basic City United Methodist Church on Wednesdays, for the free community meal. Helping the homeless is an issue that local ministries and community organizations in the Valley have teamed up to address.

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NBC 29 News- Shelter Overcrowded  
Posted: Feb 06, 2013 9:59 PM EST Updated: Feb 20, 2013 9:59 PM 
Waynesboro’s cold weather shelter is already maxing out. The Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry (WARM) is a rotating homeless shelter and it’s only two years old. City code says it can house up to 20 people each night, but it’s already seen 24 during some really cold nights…

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NBC 29 News- Waynesboro Churches Unite to Help Homeless
Posted: Nov 20, 2012 12:09 AM EST Updated: Dec 04, 2012 12:11 AM EST
Through a united front of churches, Waynesboro is starting to address its homelessness problem on a larger scale. Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry’s (WARM) thermal shelter began its season Monday night at Fishersville United Methodist Church.

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The News-Virginian- Waynesboro council supportive of shelter 
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:30 am | Updated: 4:38 pm, Fri Jan 25, 2013.
The Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry brought its request for a permit for a cold-weather homeless shelter to the Waynesboro City Council on Monday night, and councilors seemed receptive to the faith group’s project.

City Council members don’t want to stand in the way of WARM’s effort to “extend a helping hand,” Councilman Tim Williams said.

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