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Salvation Army canteen, shelters helping homeless endure cold

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 00:42:56-05

The Salvation Army is on the move trying to help the city's homeless prepare for the cold.

The Salvation Army canteen is currently at South Bluff Park handing out coats, blankets, hygiene kits and cocoa to those without a place to stay tonight.

It started there at 4:30 p.m. and will make its way to City Hall shortly, finally stopping at the Good Samaritan shelter.

If anyone wants to help, you can drop off coats, blankets and other items at the Emergency Family Shelter on Josephine Street.


The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission on Alameda plans to open as an emergency shelter once the temperature drops to 55 degrees.

The Salvation Army already is operating its mobile canteen. It will also open as an emergency shelter when the temperature hits 49 degrees or colder.

Mission 911's cue is 32 degrees. If it were to get that low, the shelter would also operate as an emergency shelter and hand out coats and blankets to those who would rather stay outside.

Metro Ministries will be watching for the 45-degree mark. They'll provide extra space for the homeless when temperatures hit that mark. It also provides lunch and dinner.

The Search for Truth Ministries on Waco Street plans to hand out coats, clothes and blankets. It will also provide space for men who are drug- and alcohol-free.