Out in the cold: group drives homeless to shelter

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by ADAM MERTZ / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 2:03 AM

 SEATTLE- With the cold temperatures, a local group is searching the streets of Seattle looking for people in need of shelter. The Union Gospel Mission sent out a van to pick-up people Sunday night. The mission offers the homeless a ride to a shelter along with food and blankets. 

 
"We still get to go back into a bed, they don't," said Union Gospel Mission worker Dru Lee.
 
On a busy night, Lee said they will speak to 75-100 people, but many of them choose to spend the night on the streets. After three hours Sunday night, the group could not find anyone who wanted to come back to the shelter.
 
"There is a multitude of different reasons some have given up on society, some are perfectly happy where they are, others don't like shelters, others don't like rules," said Lee.
 
Over the weekend, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission was packed with people because of the cold weather. The organization provides emergency care and other services to the homeless. 
 

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