Cold temperatures hit the area earlier that expected, but we were (kinda) ready and made sure that our homeless neighbors had a warm place to go. A limited number of hotels were provided by both the Homeless Planning Coalition and the Salvation Army. Additionally, we worked with the City of San Angelo to bring the warming shelter back online.
Now we have a few weeks of warmer weather ahead of us, but we know the cold is just around the corner. This year, we will once again be operating the Into the Warmth program to ensure that we don’t lose lives due to exposure.
The warming shelter will be open at the Carl Ray Johnson Rec. Center at 1103 Farr St. from 9pm to 9am during the week and 9pm to 6am on the weekends when the weather dips down into dangerous temperatures.
We are asking members of our community to come out and volunteer so we can ensure our neighbors have a safe and warm place to rest for the night.
You can learn more about the program and how to volunteer on our INTO THE WARMTH page.
We’ve received some generous donations so far, but there will always be a nice for cold weather gear and other survival items for our homeless neighbors. Please consider making a purchase from our Amazon Wish List or becoming a Change Maker by making a commitment to the Concho Valley!