Increased Outreach to Homeless as Bitter Cold Moves in
Bitter subzero temperatures are headed to the Twin Cities metro area Thursday.
There will be a huge temperature swing in short period. It was about 32 degrees at 11 a.m. and the temperature will fall to a feels like temperature of about -30 degrees about 12 hours later.
“A night like this when it’s this cold, we just have to make sure we are out here making sure everyone has what they need so they can stay safe,” said Natasha Oreskovich with Street Works.
Street Works is a service by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
Organizations like Street Works will be doing extra outreach to Minnesotans experiencing homelessness. Staff members will be out offering supplies to those who are homeless. This includes everything from hats, gloves, hand warmers and gas cards. They will also be providing reminders about where they can go to stay warm.