DENVER (CBS4)– A group advocating for rights of those experiencing homelessness is trying to keep them warm as the temperatures dip below freezing in the Denver metro area. The Wall of Moms spent Monday afternoon building soup can heaters.
The candles are made out of soup or pop cans, or terra cotta pots, and a tea light candle can provide hours of light and warmth. The candles are designed to make the homeless more visible during the dark hours and help keep them warm in their tents.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: State Health Experts Using Wastewater To Detect Omicron Variant
“Because if you’re cold standing here, imagine sleeping in it… it’s impossible,” said one group member.READ MORE: 'We're Hoping For Snow': Unseasonable Warmth Means Some Colorado Businesses Are Still In Summer Mode
The group also claims that the city is wasting taxpayer dollars by conducting homeless camp cleanups rather than funding housing for the homeless.MORE NEWS: Helicopter Helps Repair Damaged I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon
They distributed the candles to those near Civic Center Park on Monday afternoon.