Code Blue Activated For The First Time This Season
Helping out the homeless in the Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Code Blue for the Homeless in the 518. Now that the weather is getting colder and the wind chill is getting lower the homeless suffer because of this. There are shelters out there that can have up to 200 people like the Capital City Rescue Mission. The South Pearl Street location is called Code Blue because it’s not safe for anyone to be outside at night.
With the cold winter weather comes an added danger for anyone stuck outside overnight. That is why Code Blue shelters in the Capital Region are opening their doors Monday and Tuesday nights.When the weather and the wind chill get below a certain point, frostbite and hypothermia become a very real threat for anyone without a place to stay.
Shelters, like the one on South Pearl Street, are keeping their doors open Monday and Tuesday, prepared to take in over 200 people who have nowhere else to go.
When drops below a certain temperature Code Blue provides food, shelter, Clothes, & also provide Medicaid services also. They say that they get up to 240 people a night at the shelter. The homeless are people at the end of the day. The South Pearl Street location takes in the homeless year-round not just during the winter time. If you know someone that’s down on their luck let them know that they do have a chance still there still light at the end of the tunnel.