PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Much of our region is in a code blue for the next 24-hours due to dangerously cold temperatures.
Philadelphia has a warming center in Kensington. Camden has its own as well. Both have been packed all day because it is just so frigid outside.
As another bitter blast of cold wind hits our area, no one is immune to feeling underdressed.
Robert Williams is without a home but was able to get out of the cold thanks to prevention place Philadelphia. It’s a warming center here in Kensington.
“It’s comfortable very comfortable compared to out here,” said Williams.
Across the bridge in New Jersey, an Audubon High School student spent his day off from school at Joseph’s House, in Camden, feeding those in need.
“Bought a bunch of bread, got a bunch of peanut butter and jelly and put them together and made a bunch of sandwiches,” said student Joe Moran.
Officials say the 70-some sandwiches he made is especially needed on cold days like today, when the shelter is packed.
“We’ll have way more folks here than we would normally have and we need to make sure everyone’s fed and everyone’s comfortable,” said James Wynn, the executive director of Joseph’s House.
“It’s very touching when you got all these communities donating the food for the homeless,” said Frank Danku, who is homeless.
Officials at both shelters point out they are always in need of donations, whether it’s food, warm clothes or cash so they can make the purchases they need.
If you see a person who appears to be homeless during a Code Blue, call the City’s Homeless outreach hotline at (215) 232-1984.
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