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The homeless find hot food and warm shelter.
When temperatures drop dangerously low or severe weather is predicted for the Triangle area, the Durham Rescue Mission launches "Operation Warm Shelter." During bitterly cold weather, the homeless are extremely at-risk for hypothermia, frostbite, and even death.
To help prevent the homeless from suffering from life-threatening weather, staff and residents will canvas the streets of the Triangle, looking for those in need. With coffee and donuts for the homeless, we warn them of the impending weather. We offer them free transportation to the Durham Rescue Mission and invite them to come stay with us during the severe weather.
The church bell, in our lovely chapel on the corner of East Main Street and Alston Avenue (NC Hwy 55), rings every hour as a warning and welcome to all in need of warm shelter. Many have found safe shelter during "Operation Warm Shelter" and shared how it saved their life during severe weather.
If you know someone who needs a warm shelter during severe weather, please call (919) 688-9641, ext. 5034.