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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Good Samaritan’s sought

The Ocean City Crisis Coalition Cold Weather Shelter will hold the first of several volunteer training classes Saturday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy., which houses the Crisis Coalition Cold Weather Shelter, will conduct onsite training from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday. If that’s not enough notice, another training session is planned for Monday, Nov. 7, with two more planned for Dec. 3 and 5.

Amy Morgan, St. Peter’s office manager, said the shelter is entering its third year of providing refuge for the homeless during extreme weather. She said the effort is a natural outgrowth of Pastor Gregg Knepp’s past experiences assisting low-income and homeless parishioners in Baltimore City.

In addition to St. Peter’s, the coalition also includes members of Atlantic United Methodist, 105 Fourth St., St. Paul’s By the Sea Episcopal, 302 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City Baptist Church, 102 N. Division St., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 9903 Coastal Hwy., and First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, 1301 Philadelphia Ave.

Morgan said the shelter provides a safe, warm haven for those without a roof over their heads during bad weather.

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