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Interfaith Coalition provides emergency and transitional housing for homeless families and support for our marginalized neighbors in Whatcom County.


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Bed Race to End Homelessness

October 1, 2017 from 2 – 4 pm at Civic Field Parking Lot

Help us bring Family Promise to Whatcom County so we can serve more children and their parents experiencing homelessness. Join us for a fun event that raises awareness and funds for a serious need. A bed race competition involves teams building or renovating something into a bed that can be pushed on a race course. Companies, congregations and individuals can sponsor beds for the race.  A bed race team has 5 members:  4 pushers and 1 bed rider.  (How about recruiting your pastor as the bed rider?!)  Each team member gets 5 people to sponsor them at $20 each, OR get a sponsor for the whole bed.  On race day there is a parade of beds before the event.  Winners get trophies and bragging rights!

All entries must be received by September 25.  Please contact Konrad Kocsis at:  familypromisebedrace@gmail.com for more information and check out our Family Promise Bed Race website.

Winter Warmth Coat Drive

The 2017 Winter Warmth Coat Drive is Underway!

Do you have winter coats that you would like to donate? Please bring your clean, gently-used or new coats to any Banner Bank location in Bellingham and Ferndale, the Ferndale WECU, Interfaith Coalition’s office, or many congregations throughout Whatcom County. Please contact Interfaith Coalition for more information on collection sites.

Do you need a coat? Coats will be distributed at four locations throughout Whatcom County. Dates and locations:

Blaine: Unit 280 Cost Cutter Shopping Center, 1733 H St – Tuesday, October 10 and Friday, October 13 from 9am to 1pm, and Wednesday, October 11 from 5pm to 8pm

Ferndale: United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St – Wednesday, October 11 and Saturday, October 14, 10am to 1pm

Bellingham: Assumption Gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave – Saturday, October 21 from 11am to 1:30pm, and Saturday, October 28 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Deming: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6210 Mt Baker Hwy – Tuesday, October 31 from 9am to 11:30am