The Salvation Army is expecting another busy night at their shelter, as freezing temperatures are expected across the area.
The shelter, located at 515 West Elmira, normally holds about 150 people, and was over-capacity on Sunday night.
Bard Mayhar, spokesman for The Salvation Army, said the same number is expected for Monday night.
“We never turn anybody away, so even if people don't fit in the dorms, which fit 150, we make arrangements,” Mayhar said. “We get pillows, mats, cots, and we put people on the floors of our lobbies, just offer them a place to get out of the cold.”
While the staff is working to accommodate those indoors, crews are also hitting the streets, passing out blankets and hot chocolate to those in need.
The organization’s mobile feeding unit began the night at the corner of Frio Road and Houston Street, with staff passing out warm-weather supplies and inviting those without shelter, to their facility.
“We just want to let people know that we're here for them,” Mayhar said. “Offer a chance to people who maybe are down on their luck and don't have chance to help themselves at the moment.”
Those who stay at the shelter, will wake up to a warm breakfast in the morning.
The Salvation Army is also accepting donations in the form of cash, canned food, non-perishable items, and bottle water.