Volunteers improving home

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When a friend told Bill Combs of Alpha and Omega Contracting Inc. about a bad roof on a local homeless shelter, it was the first he heard about the need and the shelter itself.

Combs said he wasn’t the only one. As he made preparations to help the shelter, most of the people he spoke with didn’t know of Hope House.

The shelter opened its doors as a year-round shelter last October. A part of Matthew 25 Street Ministries from The Alley church in Seymour, Hope House originated two winters ago when Pastor Rick Wilson was in bed one bitterly cold night thinking about those less fortunate members of the community who might find themselves sleeping in cars or under bridges, even through the cold.