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Congregations

Congregations are the platform for putting faith into action. With more than 50 Whatcom County congregations of many faiths, we join together to shelter and serve the homeless, poor and vulnerable among us.

Learn more about some of our member congregations are making a difference every day. View Whatcom County congregations that are members of Interfaith Coalition.

There are several ways congregations can choose to be involved with the work of Interfaith.

Click + on name to read more; click – to condense.

Housing Program Support

Each of our units of housing for homeless families is freshly cleaned and re-stocked with basic supplies about every three months. Once a family leaves, volunteers ready the home for the next family, replacing essential household goods and helping families move into their own apartment if needed. Volunteers also help with maintenance on the units and occasional garden or outside area cleanup.

Project Warm Up

Congregations encourage their members to knit and crochet items to warm the heads, hands, and hearts of our neighbors in need. These are distributed during the Winter Coat Drive, at CAST and other community programs. Volunteers create the items, donate supplies and deliver to distribution points. New and warm heavy duty socks also are collected and much appreciated.

Holiday Gifts Program

Our community reaches out to homeless families during the holiday season by delivering a little joy in the way of gifts. We work with many congregations who “adopt” a family and fulfill their gift requests.