Cold weather brings homeless helpNovember 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm by Bill Diven under Community Affairs
As temperatures get set to dive this weekend, and with winter just around the corner, Joy Junction is promoting its shelter services for metro Albuquerque’s homeless residents.
The free van service provides a ride to a warm, safe place to stay seven days a week, Joy Junction CEO Jeremy Reynalds said.
The phone number for a pickup, which can be accessed by the homeless, their friends and contacts, is (800) 924-0569.
“Just tell our dispatcher where you saw people, and we’ll send our van there to see if they’d like a ride to Joy Junction,” Reynalds said in a news release.
Vans service all of Bernalillo County and sometimes beyond.
The service is funded by Joy Junction donors. Joy Junction, the state’s largest emergency shelter, is located in Albuquerque’s South Valley.
When the shelter has blankets and sleeping bags available, those are offered to homeless residents who decline a ride to the shelter.