Roanoke Rescue Mission gets busy as temperatures drop

More families turn to Rescue Mission for warmth

ROANOKE, Va. – As temperatures continue to drop, the Roanoke Rescue Mission is getting busier with more families in need of warmth.

The Rescue Mission administrators say this shouldn't stop those still in need of finding a warm place to stay from coming to the Rescue Mission.

Tracy Altizer, chief development officer, reminds everyone that as temperatures drop, especially if it drops below 48 degrees, the Rescue Mission will make room for anyone in need.

“Don't try to brave the elements. It's dangerous. You're not going to last when it's cold and freezing and there's precipitation. It's just not safe, so we encourage people to come into the shelter,” Altizer said.

The Rescue Mission is also accepting winter clothing such as hats, scarves and gloves this winter season.