ETX businessman keeps doors open for the homeless

The cold weather has a Jacksonville man opening up the doors of his shop to the homeless.

A Jacksonville, Texas, store owner is opening his shop to anyone who needs a warm place to stay during the cold weather. 

With temperatures dropping into the low 20s Sunday night, and continuing for the next few days, Billy Bateman said that it’s important to remember those without a home.

“They are human beings too,” he said.

Bateman owns the Trading Post shop in Jacksonville and has provided meals, blankets, and a warm place to stay for several homeless individuals.

If you would like to make donations, you can reach Bateman via Facebook or by calling (903) 284-1710.

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