East London Churches Offer Continuous Help to Homeless

According to an article found on Christian Today:

Twelve churches in Tower Hamlets have clubbed together to open a rolling night shelter for homeless people in the East London borough.

The GrowTH project is offering homeless people a safe and warm place to sleep seven days a week until the end of February.

Participating churches are taking it in turns to open their doors to guests from 7.30pm and provide a hot dinner in the evening and breakfast the following morning.



Tower Hamlets, a borough of London, boasts famous sites such as Brick Lane, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and the up-and-coming Canary Wharf.  However, it is also plagued by poverty, higher crime rates, and homelessness.  The British band Pulp (famous for their mid-90’s hit “Common People”) once wrote a song about a section of Tower Hamlets, in which they sing “It smelled as if someone had died/The living room was full of flies/just like Heaven/If it didn’t look like Hell…”

Pulp wasn’t far off.  I actually lived in Tower Hamlets briefly, as a student abroad, and while it has its own distinct charm, the borough is definitely in need of some serious help.

For information on how to help, click here.

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