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'The Van' Works To Help The Homeless Left In The Cold

A local organization drops off donations to homeless camps across the city.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Aaron Reddin with "The Van" brings help to the homeless like firewood and blankets.

But this year, he brought some of that help earlier than expected.

"I'm not going to lie, we weren't as prepared as we wanted to be," Reddin said.

Reddin says the cold weather supplies are typically handed out closer to Christmas.

But Mother Nature is unpredictable so Reddin rolls with the punches protecting those forced to face the cold.

He said, "It's everybody. It's me and you. It's college students. It's pregnant women, you name it. And, so there's definitely a rotation. So from what we've seen, there's a lot of new faces."

David, who lives in a homeless camp, told us, "I've got about maybe 10,15,20 blankets in my tent to keep me and my fiance warm."

David benefits from "The Van".

He said, "That helps us out a lot and we're very grateful for the help that they give."

Reddin says it can get rough out in the cold.

He's seen many homeless people suffer from frostbite that's why he likes to carry extra socks when he's out and about.

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