When an unusual early season arctic blast blew into south Georgia last week, the frigid temperatures put the lives of homeless people in jeopardy.
Any time it gets that cold, the Albany Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army make sure anyone who needs a warm place to sleep has one, even when their shelters are full. The Rescue Mission lets people sleep in its chapel. The Salvation Army sets up cots in a room next to its shelter. Both were packed last week.
On the coldest night, volunteers from Albany First United Methodist Church even showed up at the Salvation Army to hand out blankets and cold weather clothing.
We're lucky to have organizations and volunteers in Albany determined to help those in our community who are most vulnerable, and we encourage you to support them.