Homeless shelter provides extra rooms on freezing nights
December 30, 2018 08:06 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The winter storm is over for now, but some people are still left in the cold during this difficult time.
"Anything to keep them warm in this weather, we bring it to them,” said Elma Reynalds, the CEO of Joy Junction.
Since the winter storm hit the metro Thursday night, some people were stranded with nowhere to go. Reynalds believes it is vital to extend a helping hand during bad weather conditions.
"What's the purpose of going back to Downtown when there's no covering for them?” Reynalds said.
The shelter anticipated that there might be an overflow of people who needed a place to stay during the storm, so they provided extra rooms at their guard shack. Their goal was to keep as many people warm as they could.
"With this weather, like what we have this week, we always make sure, and make ready that our life Line of hope that goes around the city are loaded with blankets, jackets, socks, and gloves, “ said Reynalds.
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Updated: December 30, 2018 08:06 AM
Created: December 29, 2018 06:04 PM
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