“Cold Patrol” hits the streets

"Cold Patrol" Hits The Streets
Nashville Rescue Mission works to bring the homeless in from the cold as frigid temperatures arrive.

(WSMV) For the first time, the service community in Nashville has come together to create a city-wide, cold weather plan, in which the level of response depends on the level of cold.

At the Rescue Mission in Nashville, when the temperatures hit 27 degrees, members of the Cold Patrol hit the street in vans, scouring the city to convince the homeless to come inside, out of the cold.

“There’s a certain portion who doesn’t want anything to do with organized care-giving,” said Eric Grindeland, director of men’s guest services at the Rescue Mission. “So it takes a lot of talking to get them to come in.”

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