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Volunteers Helping Those Stuck in the Cold
CINCINNATI (Paula Toti) -- The bitter cold Monday night had one group of volunteers going outside to make sure people are warm.
Members don't represent any one church but say they are doing what God has asked.
"P-B and J Ministry" is having an especially busy winter. We watched them check on people in the cold all around the inner city. One man who for whatever reason was outside asking for money was happy to see them. Members have actually met him before and offered him hot chocolate and a coat. They have been telling him not to give up hope.
Heather Moyer says what the group does is invest in people. She says they are showing love the way God would want them to show love.
The man asking for money told us comforting words from the group has brought him to tears.
The cold night mission work actually began Christmas of 2012. Heather's father, Rob Moyer, says they found several people sleeping on the cold sidewalk near the courthouse that night, who were happy to have hot chocolate.
Even though one stop Monday night was a shelter, the people going inside were happy to have blankets. Rob Moyer says the shelter blankets can be thin or in short supply.
The group searched an abandoned building but didn't find anyone inside on this trip. Members have before. They worry about who they might have missed. They heard from one homeless person there had been people sleeping in the cold under a bridge.
They will be back again. Heather Moyer says "what's one hour in the cold compared to 24 hours on the street."
The group routinely drops off hot chocolate and blankets outside the Drop Inn Center on Saturdays. Donations help with their mission and they can be found on Facebook.
CLICK HERE for their Facebook page.