The blizzard expected to hit the area tomorrow is also expected to bring an influx of homeless men, women and families to the door of Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Mission staff is ready, and prepared to meet the increased demand on their services as temperatures drop.
“The homeless simply can’t survive outside this time of year,” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox. “That’s why we look for signs of hypothermia —shivering, nausea, confusion, slurred speech. Especially for people who are older, ill or in poor physical condition, it can be a life or death situation.”