Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Church keeps doors open on frigid nights

From New Jersey-

With a forecast calling for frigid temperatures this week, volunteers at a downtown church are preparing for an influx of the city’s homeless looking to escape the cold.

As part of the Code Blue initiative the city adopted this month, Trinity Episcopal Church opened its doors at 5 p.m. Saturday for the local homeless population.

In the coming days, when the National Weather Service predicts temperatures will drop to the low 20s and single digits following a heavy snowstorm today, homeless residents will need shelter.

“We’re calling everybody, getting dinners and clothes prepared, scheduling people to work shifts,” volunteer Susan Jessat said of the church’s preparation for the days ahead. The church is looking for more donations in the way of nonperishable food and clothing, she said.

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