Cold Snap Puts Dozens of Grayson County Homeless at Risk - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Cold Snap Puts Dozens of Grayson County Homeless at Risk

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Push To Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma Continues with New Petition

    Push To Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma Continues with New Petition

    BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- The push to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma continues. Supporters have been out across the state urging people to sign a petition for medical marijuana and Thursday they were out More >>
    BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- The push to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma continues. Supporters have been out across the state urging people to sign a petition for medical marijuana and Thursday they were out More >>
  • Sherman Apartment Dwellers Sweat It Out After A/C Unit Breaks Down

    Sherman Apartment Dwellers Sweat It Out After A/C Unit Breaks Down

    SHERMAN, TX -- Some people in Sherman were sweating it out after the air conditioning stopped working at their apartment building, and the manager wasn't keen on talking with KTEN.More >>
    SHERMAN, TX -- Some people in Sherman were sweating it out after the air conditioning stopped working at their apartment building, and the manager wasn't keen on talking with KTEN.More >>
  • 2 Arrested after Denison Robbery Investigation

    2 Arrested after Denison Robbery Investigation

    DENISON, TX -- Police have arrested the two men they say robbed the Best Western hotel in Denison Wednesday. 21 year-old Bradley Ryan Robinson was arrested Wednesday in Mckinney by Denison More >>
    DENISON, TX -- Police have arrested the two men they say robbed the Best Western hotel in Denison Wednesday. 21 year-old Bradley Ryan Robinson was arrested Wednesday in Mckinney by Denison More >>

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX--- These frigid temperatures we're experiencing can be a real inconvenience to many of us, but for some it can also be dangerous. Currently, an estimated 200 people are homeless in Grayson County and tonight, many of them are trying to find a way to make it through the night safely.

Over the weekend, temperatures plummeted from the sixties into the teens. The high winds and freezing temperatures hit Texomans hard, including the homeless who have little choice but to endure it.

"Anytime there is inclement weather, whether it's really, really hot or really, really cold, we do see an increase in our numbers," Grayson County Homeless Shelter Director Ashley Earls said. 

Currently, the Grayson County Homeless Shelter is full and can not house any more people, but Earls said they're still passing out warming supplies to anyone in need.

The warming supplies are the items that the homeless need to make it through these harsh temperatures.

Earls said the shelter is currently in need of blankets, gloves, hats, socks, sleeping bags, hand warmers, canned food and other non-perishables. They're also asking for paper products such as tissue and paper towels. Anyone who wants to donate is asked to drop the items off at the shelter. They are located at 331 W. Morton Street, Denison, TX, 75020.

If you're in need of shelter, the Salvation Army can house people in their dining room. They also have 18 regular beds for men, 8 for women and one family room. They're located at 5700 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman, TX, 75090. They will also provide blankets and food for anyone in need.