Dallas organization OurCalling working to get homeless out of life-threatening winter storm

Cots in homeless shelter, bunk beds
Cots in homeless shelter, bunk beds Photo credit Getty Images

OurCalling is making sure the homeless population in Dallas will have a warm place to stay during this winter storm, which may include the newly opened Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, hotels, or shelters.

Pastor Wayne Walker told FOX 4, "So, I’ve been working with the homeless in downtown for over 20 years, and we have not had this kind of weather since the last time the Super Bowl was here."

With the assistance of even some Dallas police officers, homeless people are being brought off the streets to one of these warming shelters. Rick Schrage is homeless, and slept outside Saturday night. He said, "I actually have a mattress and like three or four blankets and I was fairly warm. I woke up pleasant [Sunday] morning, but as soon as I grabbed myself from the blankets, I instantly got cold." Thankfully, he's now sleeping in a shelter to stay warm.