AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Over the past few days, the Guyon Saunders Resource Center has seen an increase in the homeless community using the center to stay warm.
Evelyn Conner, volunteer coordinator at the Guyon Saunders Resource Center, said they average about 80 people a day, but as of right now they are averaging over 120 people a day due to other organizations being closed.
“We are trying to keep them feed and we have gone through our pantry that we had stocked a little, we need oatmeal for in the morning that is something warm we can feed them. We need ramen noodles,” said Conner.
Conner said they are in need of many things at Guyon Saunders like oatmeal, ramen, and coffee.
She also said they are in need of coats and gloves that they can hand out to people who come to Guyon Saunders.
“Our coat room is basically summer stuff now because we have given all that we had on hand out. So stuff like that just bring in, even a coat or two each would help us a lot,” said Conner.
Conner said they really need a size large in gloves and any size in coats.
Chief Meteorologist John Harris said that staying out in the elements to long without protection can be detrimental.
“Here comes the shivering, here come the potential of getting sick because of the wind chills and also inviting hypothermia and also frostbite,” said Harris.
Conner added in addition to the coats and gloves, they could also use scarves.
The Resource Center is open 8 AM to 5 PM when the temperature is 38 or below to make sure the homeless community can stay warm and out of the elements most of the day.
You can find the Resource Center’s Amazon wish-list of things they need by clicking the following link.
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