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Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission asking for winter donations

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Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 8:22 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission has played a critical role in providing basic necessities, recovery programs and shelter to those in need.

When the weather gets cold, some people don’t have access to heat or a warm place to stay. That’s where the nonprofit comes in.

“Every year the first of winter we go to what’s called ‘inclement weather intakes.’ So, if somebody shows up at one, two, three, or four in the morning, we’re going to do our best to intake them in and get them out of the weather,” said Larry Otwell, executive director of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission.

The mission is currently taking care of 78 men, women and children.

“It could be a person who got evicted, maybe through whatever circumstance. Through COVID or whatever, they lost their job and they got evicted, or they were living with somebody and they had to leave. So, there’s just so many different aspects what we do to help people,” Otwell said.

To help as many people as they can, the nonprofit is asking for donations from the community.

Women’s and men’s items needed include:

  • winter coats
  • warm clothing (long-sleeve shirts, pants, sweaters)
  • socks
  • bottled water

Donations can be dropped off at 901 McNeil Street, or monetary donations can be made here.

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