Nashville Rescue Mission Conducts Cold Patrol

Posted at 10:43 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 23:55:33-05

As temperatures drop this weekend, members of the Nashville Rescue Mission have been driving through the city offering blankets and scarves to people living on the street.

The mission has been conducting a cold patrol outreach program, and people like Billy Eldridge have been helping our homeless. Eldridge has helped for 17 years.

They have also been inviting the homeless to the mission.  

Eldridge showed up at the mission as a client 17 years ago. He said he knows what it's like to walk in their shoes.

“It was a very dark time in my life,” Eldridge said. “I was addicted to drugs about as bad as a person could be. Just came to the mission as a client, went through the recovery program, found the Lord, and never left.”

This weekend the city was set to near a level three response plan, which meant temperatures have been expected to be around 19 degrees or below.