People’s City Mission working to keep homeless out of the heat

The mission has been open for over 1 million straight hours
Peoples City Mission

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With temperatures topping 100 on Saturday and an expected heat index around 110, it’s important for people to be able to stay cool.

The People’s City Mission is working hard to make sure the homeless have a safe place to get out of the heat.

The mission has had its doors open for over 1 million straight hours, and it’s continuing to keep them open to give anyone who needs one a place to beat the heat.

The heat can be dangerous for anyone, but it can be especially dangerous for Lincoln’s homeless community, who are outside a lot.

Pastor Tom Barber of the mission issued a call for help from Lincolnites.

“If they see a homeless person out or on the side of the road with nowhere to go, panhandling or whatever, please ask them to come to the mission,” he said. “We are taking anyone and everybody, doesn’t matter what they’ve done in the past. It’s just really dangerous out there for folks with this kind of heat.”

Barber is also asking people to donate cases of water so the mission can continue to give water to those in need.

You can drop them off either at the mission near First and O Streets or at the help center near 70th and P Streets.

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