This past weekend was simply incredible. Hopefully, folks took full advantage sipping beverages on patios, bicycling around White Rock and escorting their pooches around the neighborhood, because it’s all coming to an end Monday. Sure, there’ll be some off-and-on drizzles, but the big news is that the day’s high of 64 degrees will take place at 10 a.m. Then it’s all way downhill. By 3 p.m. the weather guessers are shivering at the thought that it will feel like 29 degrees. Don’t expect snow, but do plan on a definite cold shoulder.
The good news is that the Dallas Arboretum is already protecting their residents and, hopefully, you’ve winterized your homestead since that first cold blast hit a couple of weeks ago. Still, this one is going to sucker-punch the area. In addition to area shelters bracing for an overload, the city of Dallas will provide housing from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. both Monday and Tuesday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
But, winter is just launching and the cold is likely to continue. For that reason, the nonprofits could really use your “I don’t need this” item(s). For instance, gently used coats/jackets and blankets could really help homeless shelters. And even those well-worn blankets can be put to use. The Dallas Animal Shelter and other animal organizations have residents that would love to snuggle in ’em.
If you’ve already handled all those thoughtful must-dos, then start cooking up your favorite soup recipe and make an extra serving or two for your elderly neighbors with an added touch of brownies and/or a baguette. And better yet, contact VNA to help deliver Meals on Wheels. They can always use an extra set of wheels to provide 5,650 meals per day.