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In previous winters Manna House organised a Winter Shelter in cooperation with churches
in the area and with the support of over a hundred volunteers such as yourself. With the
onset of the pandemic, this shelter model was no longer seen as safe. We lost both the
benefits to our community of cross collaboration and the secure accommodation for those
rough sleeping in the area. Now, as another Winter begins, we at Manna House find we
have only one emergency homeless pod to accommodate one person rough sleeping and
the good will of those in the area gifting us toiletries, warm clothing and coats, flasks and
Poverty just loves to destroy lives. It breaks families apart, isolates people from friends and family, shatters confidence and drives many to think that suicide is the only way out.UK poverty is real, with millions locked in its miserable grip. We’re not prepared to sit back and let it wreak havoc across Kendal and District.
In a just and compassionate society, no one should be trapped in their home, afraid to open the door or answer the phone. No one should wake up wondering where they’ll find the money to feed their children or heat their home. No one should have to be alone, especially when times are tough. We’d like to recognise other organisations that are supporting those in debt in the Kendal and District area such as Age UK, Citizen’s Advice and Kendal Food Bank.
That’s why we are partnering with Christian Against Poverty (CAP), as this is a mission. To restore hope for those who are lost and hurting. In partnership with our incredible partner churches across Kendal – we ultimately want to bring life-changing freedom and Good News to people in desperate need.