Bethesda Mission expecting over 100 men to take shelter this weekend
HARRISBURG, Pa —
Bethesda Mission is exepecting over 120 men to take shelter there this weekend. They have added more beds to make sure they can accommodate everyone.
The law doesn't require anybody to come in here. Cities like Philly have what they call Blue Laws where somebody who is out in the cold temperature can be required by the police to come in. We don't have that in Harrisburg. We try to make it easy and a desirable place for people to come. We have good food. We have a warm welcoming staff. We also have a clean comfortable place where a man can get a decent night sleep.
Two men died in Harrisburg from the cold two years ago, Bethesda Mission will not turn anybody away.