Run4Shelter Boosts Support of Shelter and Other Programs


Haven Ministries is pleased to announce that 297 registered runners and walkers participated in this year’s 9thRun4Shelter Moonlight Edition event which raised funds toward the operating expenses of Haven Ministries and its homeless shelter, Resource Center, food pantry, thrift store, and street outreach in Queen Anne’s County. The Run4Shelter event is named in honor of Haven Ministries shelter services, which last year served 31 men, women, and children from December through April. Many nights in the late winter, the shelter experienced either near or full capacity conditions.

Krista Pettit, executive director of Haven Ministries comments, “We want to thank everyone for all of their efforts regarding this year’s Run4shelter event. Whether it was helping with set up, clean up, water stops, trail safety, registration, running/walking, or just showing their support – everyone who helped was truly appreciated!”

Over 100 volunteers and spectators took part in the event and After-Race Party. The Run4Shelter event, held each year in September, is just one of many events sponsored by Haven Ministries to raise funds for the homeless shelter and other programs.

Haven Ministries is excited to announce that it opened the Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter on October 1, 2017. The shelter will be open through April 2018.  The sign in time is 6 to 7 p.m. nightly at Kent Island United Methodist Church, located at 2739 Cox Neck Road in Chester.

Anyone needing shelter should contact Sandi Wiscott, Case Manager at 410-739-7859.  The shelter rules, policies and procedures will be in place again this shelter season, as well as case management services, that help each client who receives services move to safe and affordable housing.

Pettit adds, “We are truly grateful to Kent Island United Methodist Church members for use of the beautiful shelter space within the church.  We are also grateful to our many supporters who dedicate time, commit finances, and donate items that keep all of our ministries operational.”

Love shapes the ministry, love transforms people, and hope prevails at Haven Ministries.  Haven Ministries operates a Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville, Monday throughFriday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with job training, educational programming, and case management services.  The Haven Ministries Food Pantry is held on the third Friday monthly at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Our Daily Thread Thrift Store is open Mondaythrough Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information about Haven Ministries, visit haven-ministries.org or call 410-739-4363.

Caption: Pictured are participants at this year’s 9th Run4Shelter Moonlight Edition event which raised funds toward the operating expenses of Haven Ministries and its homeless shelter, Resource Center, food pantry, thrift store, and street outreach in Queen Anne’s County. Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter opened on October 1, 2017 and will be open through April 2018.

A warm welcome and sincere thanks to our new business partners who are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors!

Please frequent these businesses who are helping to support, feed, clothe, and shelter the homeless in our community.

Supportive Funding from Chesapeake Helps