Doulos Chapel in South Bend opens its doors for those in need

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Doulos Chapel in South Bend opened its doors on Monday to hand out gloves, hats, and offer an emergency warming center to those in need.

Pastor Mario Sims and his wife provided chili and baked goods for those who passed through.

Men and women's coats, shoes, winter accessories and hygiene items were available, as well as a place to rest.

"Why would we be home Christmas Day or New Years Day, you know enjoying the warmth and food, so we decided well let's open up our church which is our home basically to these people and let's care for them,“ said Pastor Sims.

The couple plans to continue the good gesture on New Year’s Day.

They will continue to offer warm clothes and food to anyone in need from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Doors will stay open during regular business hours for the remainder of the week.

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