Local church offers temporary housing as Mass. sees surge of migrants

By Abbey Niezgoda – 10Boston

As a surge of migrants arrives in Massachusetts, state officials are asking residents with extra room to consider opening up their homes. The plea for help comes as the governor declares a state of emergency to deal with the migrant crisis. One church in Natick is already answering the call. 

At Hartford Street Presbyterian Church in Natick, they set up a temporary shelter for the first time, converting the area once used for Sunday school. In the span of three days, they were able to set up three rooms used to house migrant families.

“We could get a call from the state at any time saying can you possibly take some families tonight,” Ross Elliott, an elder at the church said.

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Source – 10Boston

Published August 09, 2023

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