The Union Gospel Mission says it’s been a really harsh December for those living on the street.
Jeremy Hunka with UGM says they’ve been handing out a lot of warm clothing to those having to weather the elements outside.
“We’ve been trying to get warm clothing into the hands of people who are having to weather the elements outside.”
“Another snowstorm hitting a vulnerable population at a difficult time of the year. And it’s tough out there when the weather gets to this degree, when it’s extreme and when people don’t feel like they have a place to go.”
He says people can help by donating waterproof gear can make a huge difference.
“It’s been tough, it’s been a really hard December for a lot of people. And what that means is that some people, especially around Christmas tend to realize ‘you know what, maybe I need to ask for help, maybe I can’t do this on my own.'”
Hunka says they will be extending drop-in hours for people who decide they need a place to stay as temperatures remain near zero.