Inside-Out Ministries Offers People Warm, Caring Place in Cold

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - It's been really cold outside lately, and a lot of times, people are stuck in that dangerous weather with no place to go.

One group in Madison is offering an option to folks who need a warm and caring place to seek refuge.

During the winter months, as the temperatures dropped, Inside-Out Ministries rose to the occasion, opening its facility on Gin Oaks Court.

"It's important that they have a place they can go and feel safe," said Larry Ward, Inside-Out Ministries President. "And as well as feeling safe, they need people around them that care about them and want to take care of them - to love them and to share with them whatever we can share."

Even though it's not a shelter, Inside-Out Ministries President Larry Ward and his wife Deborah made sure the space was clean and kept at a cozy 65 degrees, which is a much better option than below-freezing temperatures.

Operating the building costs money, though.  The non-profit relies strictly on donations. WHNT News 19 asked how the group would pay its utility bill for the month.

"We just trust that our utility can be paid cause that's what we do every day of the week is help other people with utility bills," said Deborah Ward.

Help arrived as we paid it forward with $319.  It's timely cash for a caring group that supports the community, with no strings attached.

Inside-Out ministries has a food pantry and provides help with utility bills and rent payments.  The group work with churches, but always accept donations and volunteers.

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