MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Seventh-Day Adventist Church is going ahead with hosting an overnight parking program for those living in their cars.

Sarah Vogt, with the nonprofit Welcome Home Skagit, hopes other churches will partner in the program.

— Reporter Brandon Stone: bstone@skagitpublishing.com, 360-416-2112, Twitter: @Brandon_SVH

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I am encouraged and hopeful that the Welcome Home Skagit program is launching with one church willing to step up and provide a safe place for overnight parking. Other churches should be so like-minded if they have the parking space. Of course, along with this comes expenses: trash clean up, portable bathrooms, perhaps onsite/oversight security. This is a complex human services issue. Bless this congregation for not having all the answers but willing to step up and give it a try, that is faith in action.

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