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

Cold Snap Puts Dozens of Grayson County Homeless at Risk


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.