An increased number of homeless men, women and families are expected to take shelter at Bridgeport Rescue Mission this week as dangerous cold temperatures are forecasted to continue in the coastal Fairfield County area. Preparations are underway at the Mission to ensure adequate resources and spaces are available to meet the increased demand on their services.
“We are urging any unsheltered person in need of a warm place to stay or a hot meal during these extreme cold temperatures to please come to Bridgeport Rescue Mission for safe refuge,” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox. “It is too dangerous to be outside in this kind of weather. Hypothermia and frostbite can set in quickly and prolonged exposure to the elements can become a life or death situation.”