It’s cold and I keep rubbing my hands together to get warmer. Walking out of the apartment building’s shade I find myself in the sun and immediately the warmth put my tense body at ease. Tucking at my jacket I walk down Vos street in Sunnyside, and I can’t help wondering how people that live on the sidewalks keep warm when the cold has a nasty way of engulfing your whole body. Arriving at House Bethesda, you immediately get a sense that this is a place of warmth in this cold winter. Bethesda is a beacon of light to our vulnerable communities. It’s a place for people to sleep, have their own locker and get an opportunity to work with the social worker in order to get a job. Winterhoop is one of those campaigns where we try to assist, helping the vulnerable to deal with Winter better. When you have a moment, please visit the Winterhoop website at www.winterhoop.org and see how you can get involved or give PEN a call and have a chat with us at 0123236688.