Topeka Rescue Mission preps for cold weather influx


Topeka’s homeless shelter is prepping for an influx of people trying to get out of the cold. 

The Topeka Rescue Mission’s Director of Operations Mike Foster said they’ve heard about people suffering from exposure to cold temperatures, and they want to make sure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Some people are staying at the mission over night, while others are just there during the day.

“This time of year, we open up what we call a warming shelter, where people from the community can come in during the day and be in a room in here just to be out of the weather,” said Foster.

The shelter is in most need of blankets, sleeping bags, snow boots and coffee during this time of the year.

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