Seven hundred people experiencing or at risk of homelessness are killed from hypothermia annually in the United States. Forty-four percent of the nation’s homeless are unsheltered. From the urban streets of our populated cities to the remote back-country of rural America, hypothermia – or subnormal temperature in the body – remains a leading, critical and preventable cause of injury and death among those experiencing homelessness.The Columbus Chapter wants to do something to help.
As the cold weather arrives and temperatures drop, the demand for blankets and cold weather items rise. Homeless individuals and the shelters that serve them have a constant need for blankets Together as a Chapter we had over 50 volunteers donate their time to make fleece no sew blankets for the homeless in Columbus! We were able to make and donate over 44 blankets to those without shelter!