- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City homeless shelter is seeing record numbers as snow and cold has moved into the Black Hills.

KEVN-TV (http://bit.ly/1QNrSlI ) reports that 140 people have been staying at Cornerstone Rescue Mission, the highest number staff has ever seen.

Cornerstone Associate Director Josh Bond says the facility has 58 beds on the mission side and 42 beds on the veterans’ side, so some people have been sleeping on the floor.

Bond says although Cornerstone is above capacity, he’d rather be crowded than have people sleep outside in the cold.

The privately funded, nondenominational center takes in more than 80 percent of its annual support from individual donors.

Cornerstone also serves three meals a day.


Information from: KEVN-TV, http://www.kevn.com



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