Arctic Cold

Most people know that Minnesota, Wisconsin and neighboring areas are suffering from incredibly cold weather; it is colder than it has been in over a decade. I just drove back from Appleton, Wisconsin to the Twin Cities and the temperature gauge on my car was between 20 below and 15 below the entire drive. Standing outside of the car just long enough to pump gas was uncomfortable.

For those of us who have homes, lots of warm clothing and heating, the cold is an inconvenience. Some have to venture out for a few minutes to walk a pet. Others have to run to the store for something. Maybe a car won’t start.

But for the homeless, this bitter cold is a life-and-death situation. In the Twin Cities, many shelters, that normally only give people a place to stay during the night, are staying open during the day so people a place to stay.

Whether you are in the Twin Cities or elsewhere where this cold has settled: please do what you can to help. Many shelters need food, socks, blankets, winter clothes. Anything you can contribute would be a blessing. Your local news station and area churches will have lists of places where you can drop-off your contributions

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for the one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”

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