Houston's Star of Hope mission trying to bring homeless out of the heat

June 28, 2013 2:33:35 PM PDT
The Star of Hope men's shelter is trying to help the homeless deal with this 100 degree heat.

Shelter workers loaded up a van with ice-cold water, then went to distribute it to some of the thousand or so homeless people living on the streets. The shelter says that it offers people the chance to come and cool down in their facility, but many don't want to come.

"They are very comfortable out on the streets," said Scott Arthur with the Star of Hope. "They don't want to come in to shelters. They don't want to have that structure. They don't want to have the rules, so they just stay out there. And that's why we send a van out there, to make sure they they know there is an option and by the way, here's some water and we'll see you tomorrow."

The Star of Hope will hand out more water Saturday. The shelter says it is over capacity now and has more people now than it has ever had before.

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