Local Nonprofits partner together to shelter homeless from frigid cold in Dallas according to a NBC 5 DFW article published on december 14th. In it they say:
“As temperatures dropped to freezing early on Monday morning, Dallas nonprofits once again worked together to shelter hundreds of people living on the street. Several groups took on different roles on Sunday in getting the homeless checked into hotel rooms in Dallas . . .
The City of Dallas is working with these organizations to help pay for the hotel rooms. The effort is activated when temperatures dip at or below the freezing mark.”
This isn’t the first time these groups have joined forces with the City of Dallas to protect the down and out from the cold. Earlier in the month they did the same according to another NBC 5 DFW article published on December 1.
“For the past few days, the city of Dallas and local homeless agencies have scrambled to find a place to shelter vulnerable people from the dangerous temperatures. However, the strain of COVID-19 and other issues have forced them to find alternatives. Last year, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center was used as a cold weather shelter but it was a massive and costly effort. A city spokesperson said officials have no plans to use it again this year due to COVID-19 concerns. So the battle plan this week involves putting the homeless in hotel rooms.”
Even if the pandemic is changing the way we do charity, it’s comforting to know that it hasn’t completely stopped people from looking out for others.