Homeless look for heat as temperatures drop overnight

Posted at 1:01 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 21:12:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As temperatures drop into the 20s or even lower across Tennessee, the most vulnerable of the population risk death exposed to the elements.

Following weeks of rain, the temperatures dropped well below freezing Thursday morning. Hypothermia can set in at temperatures as low as 40 degrees.

According to Steve Young of Home Street Home Ministries, that puts the homeless in a dangerous position. His ministry brings supplies to homeless camps throughout the city. He said his most requested item in the winter are small propane tanks that people use to cook or create heat.

Friday, more than 100 tanks were donated after a drive at the Hilton Garden Inn at Nashville Airport. Steve said they're life saving supplies that matter when the weather turns from wet to extreme cold.

Home Street Home ministries operates off of donations. There's a link on their website where someone can choose what part of the program to donate.