Salvation Army's Night Watch program begins

Posted at 2:33 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 15:33:39-05

For the next three months, two teams of volunteers will be hitting the streets to help the homeless stay fed and warm.

The Salvation Army’s Night Watch program begins Tuesday and continues through February.

Volunteers and staff will give out hot meals and winter clothing to the homeless or near-homeless.  They will also offer counseling and resources for moving off the streets.

One Salvation Army canteen will make multiple stops, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., where homeless gather in downtown and south of downtown locations. Another mobile canteen will run during the same hours, making stops near 24th and N streets and the Omaha Kroc Center.

They both will only operate Monday through Friday.

The Salvation Army says they served more than 14,500 meals and gave out more than 9,000 coats, hats, gloves and scarves last year.