We made it through the horrible winter. We had a report of one person suffering from frost bite and losing fingers, but no reports of people freezing to death. We have to thank Community West Foundation for helping with all the donations and helping with putting people into motels during the extreme weather. It was tough, but outreach teams, St. Pauls, Labre and Metanoia did a ton of work keeping people safe.
It is spring and still a dangerous time. Hypothermia is still a threat because people get wet and then it gets cold at night. They may have prepared for the winter and the snow, and may let their guard down for the spring. They may not have as many blankets or plastic or clothing as they had for the winter. We are still collecting and distributing items. We have updated our flyer for the spring and that is available to print out and distribute. We give out items to the outreach teams every week.