HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is in need of community support.

This weekend temperatures will drop into the 20s for the first time since last winter. Monday nights forecasted low is 19. When it gets that cold homeless shelters in the Grand Valley fill up quickly.

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley reports that their shelter is already at capacity. To try and accommodate those in need they're now using an overflow space in other buildings. Homewardbound's mission is "to provide emergency shelter and assistance in locating housing opportunities." HomewardBound is an independent non-profit organization and the ONLY year-round homeless shelter within 200 miles of Grand Junction.

Jesse Redmond, Development Director for HomewardBound says "Really, any way you can help out. If you'd also like to volunteer your time, that's also a great help... HomewardBound Executive Director Greg Moore continues, "As you know, as it gets colder, people who outside need more cold weather gear in order to be able to survive..." Because of the need HomewardBound is planning a coat drive for next Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. People are encouraged to bring out coats or winter clothing. really, anything you can donate, they'll gladly accept. You can find HomewardBound at 2853 North Avenue.

Next weeks coat drive is being organized by a man who used to be homeless. He wanted to help out and Canyon View Vineyard Church agreed to participate. If you bring out a coat you'll be entered into a raffle to win certificates for free dinners at area restaurants. The church is at 736 24 1/2 Road in Grand Junction.

Credit: Western Slope Now