Miami Rescue Mission Jackets, blankets and socks are needed

With the cold weather hitting us, there are many people who are cold on the street. Please help and donate jackets, sweaters, socks and blankets. Look into the back of your closets for any old clothing you haven’t worn in years and drop them off at the Miami Rescue Mission in downtown Miami.
Miami Rescue Mission
2159 Northwest 1st Court
Miami, FL 33127
www.browardoutreachcenter.com or www.miamirescuemission.com

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Miami Rescue Mission is opening its doors to any and all who need shelter in the upcoming cold weather. Read release below.

Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers Opens Its Doors Even More In Advance Of Upcoming Cold Weather
The Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers Is Making More Room For The Homeless of South Florida

Beginning at 4:00 PM on Monday, December 13, 2010, lasting until temperatures have returned to normal.

Miami Rescue Mission Center for Men: 2020 NW 1st Ave, Miami
Miami Rescue Mission Center for Women & Children: 2250 NW 1st Ave, Miami
Broward Outreach Center Hollywood: 2056 Scott Street, Hollywood
Broward Outreach Center Pompano: 1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach

Just before the official start of Winter, South Florida will experience temperatures dipping into the low 30’s, just below freezing. All of South Florida is under a Wind Chill Warning, Freeze Watch and Freeze Warning from the National Weather Service.

Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers realize the need to accept extra homeless individuals “over the norm,” because of the weather conditions that will be present over the following days. The Miami Rescue Mission is prepared to accept seventy-five or more extra homeless individuals planning to escape the cold.

The Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach are also ready for individuals seeking shelter, utilizing each site’s “Compassionate Nights” program that gives individuals a meal, change of clothes, bed for the night and other free services.

James Whitworth, Broward Outreach Centers Director, said, “On nights where it is unusually cold, we can expect to see an additional 30-40 people per campus in both Hollywood and Pompano in addition to those who use our overnight programs.”

Each downturn in temperature highlights the need and importance of blankets, jackets and other winter apparel. Individuals are urged to call the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers at(305) 572-2002 or (800) 817-HOPE to donate winter wear for the community.

Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) Centers have served the homeless and needy men, women, and children of Miami. Every day the organization provides food, shelter, clothing, education, job training, spiritual direction and long-term rehabilitation programs in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano to nearly 1,000 homeless. The mission also has at-risk after-school and summer day camp youth programs. The Miami Rescue Mission started reaching out to the homeless in Broward County in 1992 and in 1997 the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood was opened. Then in 2002 the Broward Outreach Center in Pompano Beach was opened to serve the homeless in the north end of Broward.

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