While many Texans’ were out celebrating the New Year, many were seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures and one Dallas church has done something to combat the cold which was a first time in the churches history.

Video Source:  CBS DFW

From CBS DWF, Oak Lawn Methodist Church has transformed their church sanctuary into a sanctuary for people in need for the very first time as volunteers and church members assisted more than 50 people with more expected to come as they seek shelter.

Also, on sight was the Day 1 event which was open to the public to help raise money for homeless kids.  President and CEO Karen Hughes of Vogel Alcove which is a nonprofit organization supplied bounce houses for the kids, also music lessons and games.

The money that we raise from this helps our mission. This event raises awareness so people know what we do for homeless children, and the third, to say ‘thank you’ to the community, and ‘Happy New Year’

When you think about church you usually think of a place that you can come find safety and security, but also love.  I’m glad Oak Lawn Methodist Church expressed their love for the community with this warm act of kindness.