Instant weather change has Kansas City Rescue Mission scrambling

Posted at 5:00 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 18:00:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City weather can change in an instant. This year, there wasn't much of a transition from hot to cold and it caught some area shelters off guard. 

The Kansas City Rescue Mission said they currently have no coats to give out to the homeless. Earlier this week, they posted the need for coats on Facebook. 

"A few days ago our executive director went up to our clothing room right before we were getting ready to distribute clothing and realized that there were no coats," said Julie Larocco, Development Officer, Kansas City Rescue Mission. 

Every year, the KCRM gives out nearly 500 coats to those in need. After posting to Facebook, they received dozens of coats that were given out just as quickly as they came in. 

"We need coats for men, any size, gently used, clean hopefully or new coats would be wonderful," said Lorocco. 

The need doesn't stop there. Larocco said the mission has no coats for the women currently in their women's shelter. 

"We have 20 women who are at our women's center and right now, we have no coats for them this winter." 

KCRM will accept drop-off donations. They also take monetary donations online