Trinity Lutheran Church Code Blue Shelter

The Code Blue Shelter is located at: Trinity Lutheran Church (Luther Hall), 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446

If you are interested in volunteering your time at Code Blue or donating a meal, click here to sign up.  If you have other questions regarding Code Blue, please email Mark Lanan at:

The shelter is open when the shelter organizers call a Code Blue. Code Blue declarations occur when the outside air temperature falls below 30°.  To find out if Code Blue is called for the night, please go to our home page. The information is listed on the bottom of the page,


If you are interested in being a part of our Code Blue Men’s Shelter ministry please attend one of the training sessions:

October 25, 6:00 pm

October 28, 9:00 am

October 29, 3:00 pm.

After the Saturday training session, we will be setting up the Shelter and sorting through the donations. We can use as much help as possible. Please contact Mark Lanan at (215) 272-4979 for more info.

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Donations for Code Blue

If you would like to donate items to help our homeless community, please see the list below.  There will be a receptionist in the lobby of the Trinity Lutheran Church during normal business hours to collect donations.

The following list are recommended donations:

Help our Code Blue visitors by donating items  below and drop off at the lobby Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


  • Merino wool is the best; socks saying “Wool blend” should be checked to make sure they are more than 50% wool, and have no cotton.
  • Bombas is a great brand, and they have “Buy one, give one”.  Make sure they are the wool socks, as Bombas makes a lot of kinds of socks
  • Alvada 80% merino wool hiking socks 3 pack are a good value on Amazon


  • Polartec fleece, or microfleece. Not like a knit jersey hat
  • Turtle Fur and “Project Warmth”
  • Carhartt, LL Bean, Outdoor Research all have fleece hats

Long Johns:

  • Polypropylene is the fabric
  • Thermajohn on Amazon has a set for about $20
  • Avoid the old school “waffle print” cotton ones


  • Polartec windproof
  • Columbia Thermarator
  • OZERO winter gloves -30 cold proof on Amazon for about $20
  • Handwarmers

Scarves/neck gaiters

  • Wool blend scarves
  • Fleece neck gaiter


  • Built in Hood is key
  • Carhartt Active jacket or Duck active jacket with hood about $99
  • Camel Crown on Amazon ski jacket with a hood  about $79


  • Terra hiker poncho on Amazon for about $17
  • Totes automatic open compact travel umbrella on Amazon for about $20


  • Anything that can be placed in a backpack, such as energy bars, individual packs of crackers, juice boxes, etc.
  • If you want to donate cases of food, the food can be transported to Manna on Main Street from Trinity

Sudz gift cards. The men need to do their laundry, and while they do it, they are warm.

To sign up to help or request further information, please send an e-mail to: