Volunteers shelter homeless from the cold

St. Louis (KSDK) - For some, the bitter cold will be a bigger threat than the snow this weekend. So one group is working to make sure those without heat are getting help. Because without it, the subzero temperatures could be deadly.

Robin Roberson is just one person receiving help from the New Life Evangelistic Center over the weekend. As a single mom of four, her resources are spread thin. So when her furnace broke a few weeks ago, she couldn't afford to fix it. She reached out to the center for help. And Saturday, volunteers came by to seal up her window and leave her blankets and a space heater.

"With the temperatures dropping this weekend, I was just trying to find a way to stay warm," Roberson said.

In addition to house calls, volunteers are checking on people living in tents and on the streets to make sure they have the resources to survive the storm.

"It's a matter of life and death, not only for those that sleep out on the streets but when you're in a home and you don't have any heat and your pipes are freezing and you're suffering, we've got to help those individuals also," said New Life Evangelistic Center Director Rev. Larry Rice.

The center says it needs volunteers and donations. A group is meeting at the center at 2:00 Sunday afternoon for more outreach. They welcome anyone who'd like to help.


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