DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Light of Hope Shelter has been serving the homeless of Bryan County since 2020.

With the help of volunteers from area churches, the ministry offers a hot meal along with clothing items every Saturday from 11:30 am. until 2 p.m. 

Volunteer Latisha Potter has been a part of the effort since the beginning.

"We had seen that there was more and more people in need, and we had an opportunity, so we teamed up with Sandy and Light of Hope and then other things started to come together," she said.

A fellowship hall at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Durant was able to lend them room, but after two years, the church is asking them to move. 

"It's a big commitment to let someone use their church for that long, and we bless them for that and we thank them for that, but it is time to move to a new facility," said Light of Hope Shelter founder Sandy Noltkamper.

The ministries group does hope to build their own building to serve as an emergency shelter. 

Kendra Dunnagn, who has been a regular at the shelter, hopes to see them grow.

"I see it hopefully expanding; hopefully they can get their own building, maybe the opportunity can be something further than just meals," she said.