|Please join our 2015 Cold Water Campaign!|
The 2015 weather prediction for Middle Tennessee is calling for this summer to be hotter than normal. Murfreesboro Rescue Mission is gearing up for its second year of cold water distribution. Last year, the MRM gave out hundreds of bottles of water to those in need. This year, we believe we will see an increase in need due to more days with temperatures of 90 degrees and above.
Sheltering the homeless is still our main objective, and we are very active in seeking a place to get started. However, the most urgent need is getting out cold water for heat relief. Whenever temperatures soar to 90 degrees and above, the Murfreesboro Rescue Mission takes to the streets to provide relief in the form of cold water. For most, walking is the only transportation they can afford. This puts many at risk of dehydration, heat stroke and other heat related issues. What you and I take for granted, the homeless cannot always easily acquire. Water can be many things to those who do not have ready access to it. To most, it is relief from the unbearable heat and possibly the only thing they will get to cool them off. To some, it is bath water, and to others it is for cooking. Whatever the use, it is needed, and they are very grateful.
Please consider a small donation to help us provide water for those who are experiencing homelessness in our community.
Ed Grimes Executive Director