Crossroads in Kearney makes room for more people during snow storm
KEARNEY, Neb. — Residents at Crossroads Center Rescue Mission in Kearney are thankful to have a place to rest their heads during the winter weather.
"All of us are grateful for nice warm shelter and hot food," said David May, a maintenance worker at Crossroads Center Rescue Mission at 1404 E 39th St.
Residents at the shelter said they are thankful for a safe place to stay warm during the April blizzard.
“There's a lot of concern and our hearts go out to those that are still maybe out there struggling in the weather," May said.
Saturday, Crossroads provided housing for 43 people and was accepting more people.
A resident from Florida said he was surprised by the spring snowfall.
"It was 80 degrees and all of sudden it was going to be a blizzard. So this is a weird state where it jumps around like that," said Melo, who is a resident at Crossroads.
Resident Patrick Crawford woke up at 5 a.m. to get ready for work, but was relieved to find out it was canceled.
"The snow was just blowing and it was very cold. Very dangerous conditions for anyone to be out," Crawford said.
Other residents were doing what they can to help keep the shelter safe during the storm.
"We have a lot of guests that are stepping up and going out and helping us clear the walks. It's kind of different to see a snow storm this late in the year," said May.
Crossroads Rescue Mission in Hastings also accepted people at their shelter.