OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — After a couple days in the 40s, temperatures are expected to drop drastically Wednesday through Thursday. With that being the case, Omaha's Open Door Mission is expecting an increasing number of people seeking shelter and the need for supplies to serve them.
"Frigid weather like this means that people on the streets, no matter their age or health, are in danger of hypothermia and frostbite," said Open Door Mission President/CEO Candace Gregory. "Simple interventions can save lives and public expense. That's why Open Door Mission is proactive to keep homeless neighbors in our community safe and warm. We've pulled overflow mats out of storage for homeless men, women and children to have a place of safe shelter with us. Volunteers and chefs are busy preparing food to serve more meals to those who are hungry. We're handing out coats, hats, mittens and gloves to each guest who is leaving the campus to make sure they stay covered and warm against the cold."
Open Door Mission says they are in need of pillows, blankets, men's gloves and hats, hand warmers and monetary gifts which can be donated at: https://www.opendoormission.org/give/
If you would like to make a donation in person, you can do so at any of the Open Door Mission's three Family Outreach Centers Tuesday - Thursday from 9:30AM-6PM and Friday - Saturday from 8:30AM-5PM:
Timberlake Outreach Center Receiving Area
2107 E. Locust St, Omaha, NE 68110
Council Bluffs Family Outreach/Donation Center
1612 Avenue D, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Elkhorn Family Outreach/Donation Center
1620 N 203rd St, Elkhorn, NE 68022