One of Winnipeg's inner-city homeless shelters is in desperate need of blankets, towels and personal hygiene products.
Siloam Mission tweeted a picture of nearly bare shelves earlier today. Shelves that typically house very important items to the Mission and the people it serves.
"We have a real shortage of bath towels right now, followed very closely by blankets so those items would be very appreciated," said Siloam Mission Director of Development Kathi Neal. "Given that summer is upon us, we're also looking for items to help people avoid getting burned in the sun like sunscreen, t-shirts, hats and those kinds of items."
"We're also looking for water bottles or any bottles that can be used for water because it's important people stay hydrated."
Neal says as many as 110 people stay at the shelter on a given night and all of them shower. They only have a few towels left and she anticipates they may run out of blankets by tonight.
While they are mostly in need of blankets and towels, Neal says hygiene products are also important.
"Those are items like shampoo, tooth brushes, soap and disposable razors, those kinds of items are very much appreciated and in need," she said. "It also includes other things like underwear and socks and those kinds of items we use every day."
She says items can be taken to the Siloam Mission drop-in, which is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. People can also put items in the red donation bin in their parking lot.
They are located at 300 Princess Street in the Exchange District.