Bad weather leads to an increase in numbers at an Albany homeless shelter.
Officials at the Albany Rescue Mission say their numbers more than doubled this week due to the wet and rainy weather leading up to Christmas. They prepared for the bad weather by stocking up on a number of items thanks to donations from the community.
"We've had food drives this season, just things like that that have helped us restock our pantries and it's really helped us this holiday season," said Christopher Liberto, Assistant Director.
"They've been real good, they gave Christmas gifts and we had Christmas dinner here," said Jamie Vicks, received donations.
The Albany Rescue Mission held a Christmas dinner the day before and the day of Christmas. Clothing, monetary and canned good donations can be made at the Albany Rescue Mission at their location on North Monroe Street.