Raleigh Rescue Mission Responds to Increased Need for Shelter with Upcoming Freezing Temperatures

November 10, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C.–– November has brought with it extremely frigid temperatures along with an increased demand for our shelter services. The Triangle is bracing for temperatures to drop below freezing over the next several nights.

When overnight temperatures are forecasted to dip below 38 degrees with precipitation or 32 degrees, Raleigh Rescue Mission implements a “White Flag” program, a Wake County initiative to shelter as many people as possible during extreme temperatures. Additionally, the Mission will provide aid for unsheltered residents experiencing frostbite or other weather related challenges by bringing them inside to warm up and referring them for medical help if needed.

Raleigh Rescue Mission’s President/CEO, John Luckett explains, “For many years we have partnered with other agencies in Wake County to shelter men, women and children during extreme weather conditions. We are in the process of expanding our Emergency Overnight Services to accommodate an additional 24 women and children in preparation for the upcoming cold winter nights.”

For those interested in helping, we are in most need of the following items:

  • Men’s, women’s and children’s coats (adult XL or larger coats most needed)
  • Toboggan-style knit hats
  • Thermal Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Thermal socks
  • Hand Warmers
  • Full Sized Blankets
  • Sleeping bags

Or, please visit our donation page: https://raleighrescue.wpengine.com/donate/clh/

About Raleigh Rescue Mission

Raleigh Rescue Mission is a Christ based organization that helps transform the lives of men, women and children in our community by ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.  Since 1961, Raleigh

Rescue Mission has brought the hope of Jesus Christ to the homeless and hurting in our community.  The Mission provides safe long-term and emergency shelter, nourishing meals, counseling, medical care, educational opportunities, job training, on-site preschool center and more. Please connect with us on Facebook or visit our website: www.raleighrescue.org

Raleigh Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to serving the homeless in our community through the love of Christ. Our vision is to realize transformed lives and a transformed community. # # #