With the cold coming a lot of local groups and businesses are all coming together to make sure that no human gets left out in this cold. It's truly incredible just how many people are opening up their spaces for strangers to stay warm. We received a message from a listener and wanted to share a warming center they're opening as well as the donations they need. Shaneka wrote us and said -

I am founder of HFIR Helping Families In Rockford and my organization and two other organizations 100 strong and no shades which I am a member of will be opening up the 100 strong safe house at 4111 Auburn Street from 12 PM to 9 PM the next three days as stated on the flyer if anybody would like to drop off donations at that location I will be there and we need paper cups paper bowls and plastic spoons tissue blankets gloves coats, transportation if needed my phone number is included on the flyer.

Here is the flyer of all of the info -

Credit TSM

So again donations needed are -

  • Paper cups and bowls
  • Plastic spoons
  • Tissues
  • Blankets
  • Gloves
  • Coats

Please contact Shaneka with questions or donations. Her number is on the flyer above.

Stay warm out there, and be sure to lookout for your fellow residents.

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