NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With hot temperatures in Middle Tennessee all week and summer officially starting Saturday, the Nashville Rescue Mission's "Hot Patrol" has kicked into full gear.
As soon as temperatures hit 90 degrees, the Hot Patrol hits Nashville streets to give cold water to the homeless.
They encourage those they find to seek shelter, and hope they will end up at the mission for more guidance. Even if they don't, organizers said just helping them get water is enough.
"This may do more than any other ministry we have and gets sort of immediate thanks. You're hot. You're thirsty, and there's nothing there for you. There's no place to get a drink of cold water, you don't have services available. This is a God send,” said Mike Tater, Lead Case Manager with the Mission.
The Nashville Rescue Mission needs donations of water for Hot Patrol.
Donations of bottled water can be received at the Mission's Donation Center, located at 616 7th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. It's open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or you can make an online donation at nashvillerescuemission.org/donate.