Shades of Grace opens doors for those in need

Shades of Grace opens doors for those in need

By Kyle Benjamin/ WCYB

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2015) -- With temperatures dipping into single digits Wednesday night, some people who are normally out in the elements will be in need of a warm place to stay.

That's where local churches and other shelters come in to offer help.

What started as a temporary solution for people in need in Kingsport quickly morphed into something much bigger thanks to the generosity of strangers and a congregation who knows what it's like to be on the streets.

Shades of Grace United Methodist Church opened its doors in the fall. Pastor Will Shewey says most of his congregation is transient. "We discovered there are a lot of people sleeping under bridges and alleyways who have no homes," he told us.

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