Durham Rescue Mission opens doors due to colder temps

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The Durham Rescue Mission has opened its door to the homeless Thursday due to the brutally cold temperatures.

The mission open its door to two dozen additional people Wednesday night. They were provided with a warm place to sleep, food and even a shower.

Those who came to the mission said they are thankful for the help.

“I know if it weren’t for the mission I probably I don’t know I probably wouldn’t even be alive,” said Alexander Brown.

The mission’s doors are open all night Thursday.

“A lot of times people think they can make it but then all of a sudden they realize at 1 or 2 in the morning, it’s colder than they thought it was going to be,” said mission director Gary Beasley.

Beasley said the mission will never turn anyone down.

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