Code Blue Saratoga welcomes those battling frigid temperatures

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As temperatures drastically dropped on Saturday, places like Code Blue Saratoga opened its doors to let people have a warm place to stay.

“We have people that are just out of their homes for a little while or can’t afford the heat in their homes so they come and stay with us where it’s warm and some people just come for dinner,” said Cheryl Ann Murphy-Parant, Code Blue Shelter Director.

Shelter hours have been extended through daytime hours. They close Monday at 8 a.m. and reopen at 7 p.m.

On Sunday night they had close to 40 people taking advantage of their services. They can fill up to 80 beds.

They have things for you to eat a place for you to shower, bags filled with soaps, shampoo, toothbrushes and a change of clothes.

They have sandwiches, coffee, pastries and soup. We spoke to one gentleman who tells us he’s been homeless for two weeks and is grateful to have a warm place to stay.

“It’s freezing, there were a couple of nights where I had nowhere to go. I stayed in a parking garage and I lasted 15 minutes it was terrible and people are out there doing it,” said George Jones Anthony III, who is staying at the shelter.

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