DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – Beginning at 5p.m. Monday evening, OurCalling – a daytime outreach center for the unsheltered homeless – implemented its Homeless Emergency Broadcast System & bed availability software to assist thousands of homeless men and women in Dallas to find shelter from the cold.
With dangerous temperatures forecasted tonight & Tuesday, Director of Development Patrick Palmer said “tonight we will be sending out an emergency broadcast giving directions to all the locations people can go. The way you can get that message is if you text the word “homeless” to 555888.”
Palmer expressed emotion over two people that died last season during temperatures like those expected tonight & Tuesday night. “For us, we feel moral obligation when the weather gets below freezing or gets close to freezing with rain, to keep our doors open, to prevent our homeless friends and neighbors from being stuck in the elements” said Palmer.
Temperatures tonight (Monday) are expected to be near 35, with a mix of rain and snow possible by morning, although no accumulation is expected. Temperatures Tuesday night are expected to be in the upper 20’s to low 30’s.
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