"I'm happy I got in out of the cold, because otherwise I'd be out here in this weather." Robert Rummerfield has been at the Humility of Mary Shelter for the last two weeks. "I didn't have any winter socks. I've got winter socks now. I didn't have this coat that I've got on," he says.
The shelter provides clothing, beds and showers for those in the community who have nowhere else to go. Because of the cold temperatures, the shelter's 82 beds are already all in use.
Those who have a bed are very thankful this time of year. "I stayed in a shelter where you had to leave during the day and I didn't have nowhere to go, didn't know anyone, and then that's the time I got real sick, I just came here," says Yolanda Ashley.
Ashley tells us she's experienced living out in the cold, and while she had help during that time, she never wants to relive that experience. "I'm very thankful I have a place to be at and not in the cold."
While Humility of Mary's beds are at capacity, there is still a daytime program to help out those who need a place to warm up and get a snack.
"Other people in the community that might now have a place to be during the day will hang out here to stay warm and safe," says Assistant Program Director Christie Adamson.
It's a place many in the community are thankful for this time of year.
"I just appreciate everything they've done for me here," says Rummerfield.
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