Severe weather can impact help to homeless

Posted at 8:45 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 23:19:20-04

TULSA, Okla. -- A local non-profit can sometimes see the downfall of severe weather. Night Lights gives necessities to the homeless every Thursday, but when severe weather hits there's a chance they could cancel. 

There's nothing better than the smell of food on the grill. 

"I haven't eaten all day," Matthew Wooldridge said. 

It's a long line just to grab a plate. 

"You come out here ready to eat," Wooldridge said. "It's a big deal." 

It's a lot of work for just a few hours. The set up is right underneath the I-244 bridge just off North Maybelle Avenue. 

"There's no separation of a human being here,"  Night Light volunteer Anisa Poteet said. 

Not only food but clothes and shoes. There are even free haircuts. But springs brings showers which can sometimes put a damper on the Night Light staff getting out here every Thursday. 

"We have the torrential downpour and have hours and hours of rain," Poteet said. 

But as soon as it's dry, they're back at it. 

"We can provide those items that have been totally drenched and ruined over the last 24 hours," Poteet said. 

With rain surely in the future, it's the little things that can turn a bad day to good. 

"You're trying to get something that you're not able to get," Wooldridge said. 

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