SPRINGS RESCUE MISSION REOPENS DAYTIME WARMING SHELTER TO HELP HOMELESS IN THIS WEEK’S FRIGID WEATHER
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Springs Rescue Mission has announced it will reopen its Winter Shelter in the daytime for homeless men and women in the Pikes Peak Region during this week’s frigid weather. The daytime warming shelter will be open from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm at least through Friday, February 7. The daytime shelter was last opened for eight days in December.
The warming shelter is located at 25 W Las Vegas Street, the same location as the overnight Winter Shelter. Coffee and hot drinks are available throughout the day, and a simple lunch is served to warming shelter guests over the lunch hour. Pets are also welcome.
“The Warming Shelter at Springs Rescue Mission will open during the daytime when the outside temperature high is 20°F or less on two consecutive days,” said SRM President and CEO Larry Yonker. “Cold weather like this reminds us all of how important it is to help our homeless neighbors get out of the elements into a warm place. Otherwise they’re really vulnerable to hypothermia, frostbite, and compromised health from the cold.”
The public is invited to support the Warming Shelter through contributions to SRM’s cold weather initiative “Project 32” online at www.springsrescuemission.org/freezing.
Springs Rescue Mission has served the hungry and homeless in the greater Pikes Peak Region since 1997. To find out more, please visit www.springsrescuemission.org.