Cornerstone Rescue Mission prepares for cold weather

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - As it gets colder, and the holidays here, Cornerstone Rescue Mission works hard to help the homeless when the weather gets worse.

Usually, they say they house 90 men a night at the mission on Main Street. But, when it gets chilly, they see an uptick in that number by as many as 50 more people, especially during the holidays.

This means they may not always have enough beds, but they provide mats for people to sleep on and make sure people have the winter clothes they need.

"We have plenty of coats, hats, gloves, we have long underwear. So we are very well stocked for cold weather," said Deb Berg, Volunteer Coordinator for Cornerstone Rescue Mission. "We start putting people wherever we have room. It gets to be pretty crowded sometimes but of course we never turn anyone away in the cold."

To help Cornerstone prepare for cold weather, anyone can call the mission at (605) 341-2741.