|Updated: 2/11/2012 5:49 pm
||Published: 2/11/2012 11:50 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Due to the below freezing weather, Mayor Mark Stodola says officers with the Little Rock Police Department will be offering rides to the homeless population to overnight shelters.
The following shelters will be open over the next few days:
· Salvation Army – 1111 West Markham St.
· Union Rescue Mission – 3001 Confederate Blvd.
· Canvas Community Church – 1111 7th Street
· Compassion Center – 3618 West Roosevelt Road
The Mayor urges citizens to call the LRPD at 371-4829 and give them the location of people on the streets that they believe to be homeless so rides can be given to one of the shelters.
“As a community we need to reach out and help those less fortunate who find themselves on the streets without a shelter over their heads,” said Mayor Stodola. “It is a civic duty for all of us.”
Canvas Community Church Pastor Jamey Bentley says they hope to accomodate up to 90 people.
"As of right now, we'll be open all the way through Monday evening to get through the winter weather mix and we will reevaluate the situation on Monday afternoon to see if we need to stay open one more night into Tuesday," said Bentley.
The Compassion Center leaders say they also want to make sure they have enough supplies.
"We are in need of clothing pretty badly. There have been so many homeless people that don't have any clothing," said director William Holloway.