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Homelessness in Cold Weather

Written by Zachery Adam

January 10, 2022

Homelessness in Cold Weather

Homelessness in Cold Weather: Resources and Ways to Help   

After the holidays, some of us seem to let charitable work wane until the next holiday season. But the circumstances around the homelessness crisis don’t stop just because we get back to our regularly scheduled year. The temperatures dip even here in Asheville in January, and people without homes are at even more risk. Here is how you can help in the cold weather and resources for persons experiencing homelessness.

Donate Warm Clothes and Blankets

For individuals experiencing homelessness, donations of warm clothes and blankets can help them navigate the cold in the wintertime. Several organizations around town collect items to distribute to anyone needed extra warmth this season.

Homeward Bound WNC has an extensive donation center to help individuals get on their feet when transitioning from homelessness to a new home. Not only does the donation center take blankets and clothing, but they’ll also take furniture and household items.

Donate Food

Donating food is also critical at this time of year. While many families donate food extensively during the holidays, donations become less frequent once the New Year rolls around. The MANNA Foodbank does incredible work collecting and distributing food through their center in our community.

To help, you can donate money to MANNA Foodbank to buy food to distribute to families in the area. Or you can participate in a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for the food bank.

Volunteer Your Time

These organizations and more are always looking for volunteers to help out in the community. Visit Homeward Bound WNC or MANNA Foodbank to learn more about volunteer opportunities. You can also speak with your spiritual community or neighborhood organizations to determine other ways to give your time and resources to those who need a little additional help in the cold weather.

Resources Available in Asheville

In our work with Homeward Bound WNC, we are reminded daily of how we can help individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our region. There are several resources available through Homeward Bound, including:

  • AHOPE Day Center
  • The Outreach Team
  • Veterans Center

To learn more, visit the resources at Homeward Bound WNC.

At GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville, we believe that everyone in our town deserves dignity and safety all year long. Please help our mission by supporting local organizations like Homeward Bound WNC.

Do you want to know about the process to apply for a mortgage?  GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville is here to help. Call us today at 828-348-1907 –Zachery Adam at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville.

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