Your compassion warms the city for hurting neighbors
Can you imagine turning the cold pavement into a bed or collecting cardboard from recycling bins to block biting winds? That’s the reality of thousands of men, women and children every winter night.
Sleeping on New York’s streets in the winter chill isn’t just uncomfortable; it’s life threatening. Even during the most mild of winters, the homeless are at risk for pneumonia, hypothermia and frostbite.
Thanks to your compassion, The Bowery Mission’s red doors are always open to those needing refuge from the cold: a hot meal, warm shelter, winter clothing and other life-saving care. In fact, when temperatures drop below 40 degrees, we open our chapel to provide emergency shelter from the extreme cold, many times tripling the number of people sheltered on a single night.
Last year, friends like you helped to provide 93,700 nights of shelter. And this year, we expect this number to be even higher, as we have been experiencing very low temperatures since November!
It’s hard to fathom what the homeless face each winter night, but one thing I do know: friends like you clothe our city with warm compassion and generosity. Thank you!
Ed Morgan, President