Joy Junction to Provide Food, Beverages, Blankets and Other Life Preserving Cold Weather Gear New Year’s Eve from the Lifeline of Hope
News Release from Joy Junction
Call Jeremy Reynalds at (505) 400-7145 for more information
(ANS) — Joy Junction Homeless Shelter’s Lifeline of Hope Mobile Food Wagon will be touring the streets of Albuquerque and the surrounding area on what forecasters predict will be a very cold New Year’s Eve.
Driven by Joy Junction Founder and CEO Dr. Jeremy Reynalds, the wagon will make stops at a number of homeless hot spots and other economically challenged areas of Albuquerque.
Reynalds and his crew will distribute a variety of items, including encouraging gifts for kids, hot soup, stew, coffee, juice, coats, underwear, blankets and other cold weather gear.
Reynalds said, “In addition to the food, beverages and lifegiving supplies, I hope we can bring a little encouragement to those most in need. We’ll be helping those who (barely) have a roof over their heads as well as those who don’t.”
Reynalds continued, “New Year’s Eve is apparently going to be very cold, and there will be those folk who will spend the night outside. In addition to referring them to various resources around town, we will do our best to ensure that they have food, coffee and a blanket at the very least. We will be trying to ensure that nobody dies from exposure. That would be a tragedy.”
Reynalds added, “We really appreciate the community support we’ve had so far this holiday season. It has allowed us to continue the Lifeline of Hope, as well as playing an important part in helping the homeless realize some hope, and begin to get back on their feet again.”
Reynalds emphasized that the community’s continued support is essential if the Lifeline is to continue on its increasingly rigorous schedule of the last year. “Without it,” he said, “we would have to decrease desperately services which will be needed even more badly with the impending cuts in welfare support.”
Reynalds said he invites media to accompany his team provided that specific locations of those assisted are not revealed. The outreach will begin 1 p.m. New Year’s Eve.