icicles Coming in from the cold

It's a "icicle" kind of cold in St. Louis. December 12, 2010 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Freezing cold temperatures mean high demand at area warming shelters.

Jessica Callahan is with Americorps St. Louis, which operates a shelter at 1315 Ann in Soulard, “We take homeless men, women and families in from the cold and give them a warm place to stay for the night, a hot dinner, and breakfast in the morning.”

Callahan says they filled 29  beds Saturday night, and expect a similar occupancy Sunday night, “It was a great experience to meet all these people and to give them much-needed services. They were grateful for being brought in from the cold. It was a great experience for everybody involved.”

She says to help replenish the shelter’s supplies, Americorps is asking for donations of food, blankets, hats, gloves, and socks.

 (Copyright: KMOX Radio)

Comments (2)
  1. Linda Thompson says:

    Thank you, AmeriCorps St. Louis, for caring. You could have very easily turned you head and pretended not to see people suffering. But instead, you sought for them in places where you knew their efforts for shelter would prove to be futile and you invited them inside to where it was warm and safe. You gave them nutrition, hope and enabled them the experience of feeling cared for. The world is a better place because you are in it!

    1. Marie Casaretti says:

      Thank you Jessica for being a leader starting this shelter for people in need of help especially in this weather that is unusually cold I know that you will be successful at this and anything you tackle in future Thank you for all that you are doing Mrs Marie Casaretti

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