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: Blue Angels Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Great Colorado Air Show
“Because if you’re cold standing here, imagine sleeping in it… it’s impossible,” said one group member.READ MORE: Marijuana Social Equity Fair Seeks To Level The Playing Field For Communities Of Color
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: Hikers Discouraged From Climbing Kit Carson Peak As Madeline Baharlou-Quivey's Body Recovered
They distributed the candles to those near Civic Center Park on Monday afternoon.