Room at the Inn homeless shelter opens its doors for 12th season

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - With colder months on the horizon, the Marquette area emergency homeless shelter has reopened its doors. The Room at the Inn Warming Center is beginning its 12th season serving the homeless population of Marquette.

Room at the Inn works with area churches to provide food and shelter to those in need with the ultimate goal of helping them find adequate housing. Room at the Inn is a nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers and donations to stay open and Executive Director Doug Russell says that need is growing.

“Between the shelter and the Warming Center we've seen big increases in both operations,” says Russell. “Especially over the last three months that we've seen an increase of 30 or 40 percent in the number of meals that we're serving at the Warming Center. So definitely there is a need for that.”

Room at the Inn is currently looking for winter clothing and canned goods donations as well as volunteers. To find out more about Room at the Inn and how you can help, visit

You can contact them by phone at 906-227-9171.

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