Boston Warm: A call to action from Religious Leaders for the Long Island Refugees

A message from Religious Leaders for the Long Island Refugees:

In this cold and holy season we ache for the homeless people of Boston who are suffering as a result of the abrupt closure of the Long Island Bridge. Working with service providers and city officials, we have identified a critical, unmet short-term need: day shelter.  The Day Center will provide warm and comfortable space as an alternative to the streets.  We are working quickly to identify a space and staff. Follow our progress at or  

How you can help

Donations: Financial resources are critical. Address checks to: City Mission Society, 14 Beacon Street, #203, Boston MA 02108 with Boston Warm on the memo line.

Volunteers: Persons interested in volunteering at the The Day Center should contact City Mission Society at

Material needs: Back packs, warm hats and gloves, white socks, meal cards, museum and movie passes, sporting event tickets (bring items to City Mission Society, 14 Beacon St., Boston)

At the 25th Annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service, we lifted up the names of countless homeless men and women lost this past year: a grim reminder of those who pay the price of our failure to end homelessness. We intend to change this narrative through prayer, faith and action.  Join us in this matter of life-and-death. Thank you for choosing to make a difference. Thank you for choosing life.


--Religious Leaders for Long Island Refugees