LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is gearing up for what workers say is the toughest time of the year. When the temps rise, so does the number of people needing relief. Caleb Jones is only 22 years old, and has found himself in a tough spot financially. He says without the shelter his time would be devoted to finding safety from the texas sun.
"Trying to find something to drink, a cool place. Whether that's trying to stay under a big tree or going to stores." - Caleb Jones, Homeless
Hiway 80 offers free water bottles, water fountains, a/c, hats, and sunblock. Executive Director Eric Burger says bringing homeless people in gives the shelter an opportunity to change lives.
"Some may not even be ready to stay here and come in just for an hour or two to simply regroup. That gives us a chance to build a relationship with them." - Eric Burger, Executive Director, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission
The shelter is asking for help before the crowds move in. Water, hats and sunblock are on the high need list for donations.
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