The executive director of a Kamloops shelter is bracing for another busy winter helping those in need.

Stan Dueck with New Life Community Kamloops says they’ll be ready when it hits, which includes providing a safe haven for the city’s homeless, the working poor, and those on fixed social assistance rates.

“It’s getting colder outside at nighttime so people are starting to look for warmer clothing without a doubt,” he says. “We will go through lots more blankets, the heavier jackets, socks, winter boots, shoes. All those type of things. Also toiletries like razors, toothpaste. There’s people looking for those things and we’ll be handing them out.”