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Emergency shelter program needs blankets

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

People pass time during warm weather outside the DRC’s day shelter on East Lancaster Avenue.
People pass time during warm weather outside the DRC’s day shelter on East Lancaster Avenue. Star-Telegram

DRC, the 16-year-old organization formerly known as the Day Resource Center for the Homeless, is gearing up to provide emergency overflow night shelter and other services for homeless people during Fort Worth’s coldest winter nights, and they say they could use some help.

Executive Director Bruce Frankel said in a news release Wednesday the DRC needs a steady supply of blankets to support the overflow shelter program.

Take your donations to the DRC day shelter at 1415 E. Lancaster Ave. between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

This will be the second year DRC has conducted the emergency program, which will offer overnight shelter when cold weather emergencies are declared and the city’s year-round night shelters are full.

Last year, DRC sheltered 40 to 60 individuals on each of 23 frigid nights.

DRC’s day job (literally) is to provide day shelter, victim’s advocacy, housing placements and other services to help people out of homelessness.

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