There's a possibility temperatures won't get above 60 degrees for another week. While we are safe and warm indoors - many in the ArkLaTex are homeless and looking for a warm place to stay.
There are only two emergency shelters in Shreveport: The Salvation Army and the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. That's good news because you can expect more nights of below freezing temperatures.
Douglas Meshell depends on The Salvation Army for a warm place to stay. Meshell is 52 years old and disabled. He has been living in the shelter since December 1st. The emergency shelter can accommodate 115 people. During colder weather another transitional shelter can accommodate as many people as needed.
With the colder weather facility director Rev. Terrance Trammell says they're taking out more cots and blankets for anyone in need. He wants the public to know the organization's shelter needs the community's help to continue helping people like Meshell. They're currently in need of blankets, clothing, jackets and food.
make a donation to The Salvation Army in Shreveport by following this link:
The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission also has an emergency shelter set up and will continue accepting people who don't have a warm place to stay.
You can make a donation to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission by clicking on this link: