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Cold Weather Help For The Homeless

Posted at 8:48 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 23:13:32-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – A reminder to those who live on the street that the Colorado Springs Rescue Mission is open for business on another bitter cold night.

Homeless person on bench

Shelter leaders tell News5 that Sunday night, with temperatures dropping to single digits and below zero wind chill temperatures, more than 400 people took advantage of the beds available to keep people warm and safe. These kinds of conditions are a matter of life and death and they are urging everyone to get off the street until this cold snap passes.

And with changes and upgrades at the downtown facility, Travis Williams who runs the Rescue Mission tells us they still have room for more people, and they are imploring people to take advantage. It is a come as you are shelter, you can bring your pets, just get out of the cold.

The shelter opens at 4:30 in the afternoon and the staff is looking in to extended hours as this bitter cold weather is expected to hang around for a few more days. Funding, we are told, for the shelter, has fallen off recently, so they encourage anyone to donate to the cause. Lives can be saved with your help.