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While the Christmas season seemed to come and go in a hurry, Williamsburg House of Mercy was able to serve the homeless at an astounding rate through The Harbor, their homeless day shelter. Although the shelter was only open for 10 days in the month of December, a dozen faith groups joined efforts to serve 187 visits, requiring more than 262 volunteer hours. King of Glory Lutheran, Saint Bede Catholic Church and Bruton Parish led the way in serving 47 unique guests throughout the month, bringing our total unique guest count to 304 individuals from our local community who were able to receive hot meals, showers, help with job applications and other important resources leading to a more stable future. Williamsburg House of Mercy coordinates the support of many local faith communities who participate in Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission (GWOM) to serve at The Harbor. For more information on how to serve, contact Brenda at [email protected].

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