Hope into Action helps homeless of Cambridge with the opening of a second home
Barnwell, Cambridge, August 22, 2014– Hope into Action, a Christian charity started in Peterborough four years ago by Ed Walker, focuses on helping local churches house and help vulnerable and homeless adults. The charity has just opened its second house in Cambridge (and twenty third in the region), providing an opportunity for independent living for two young men from the city.
Ed Walker, Executive Director of Hope into Action, said:
“People don’t always realize the homeless and social needs in Cambridge are as significant (if not more significant) than other cities we operate in so we are delighted that Barnwell Baptist Church and Hope into Action share the same vision to offer vulnerable men and women in the city good quality housing, giving them an opportunity to make a fresh start. Local churches are often a fantastic, untapped, resource to offer a helping hand of friendship to people like this, and we hope that more local churches will step forward and take advantage of this opportunity”
Hope into Action has teamed up with Barnwell Baptist Church for this project. The new house is not far away so local church members are on hand to give assistance and encouragement to the new tenants when needed.
Rev.Stuart Wood (seen here on the right with Hope into Action’s Operations Director Noel Garner), minister of Barnwell Baptist Church, said:
“Barnwell Baptist are really pleased to be a partner with Hope into Action on their second home in Cambridge. Their vision to help homeless and vulnerable people fits in very much with what we want to do in the Barnwell area, and we look forward to working together and making a difference in people’s lives.”