Forecasters are calling for temperatures to plunge below freezing Friday night, leading churches and local organizations to open cold weather shelters.
The following churches will be open Friday night:
- National Avenue Baptist Church, 3050 North National Avenue
- The Venues at 425, 425 West Walnut Street
- St. John’s Episcopal Church, 515 East Division Street
- Brentwood Christian Church, 1900 East Barataria Street
In addition to the churches, Springfield Public Schools is allowing the Doling school building to be used for sheltering those in need.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Mercy Foundation have been working to help the homeless in our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to finding housing, the foundations are working through the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness to provide as much shelter as possible for those on the streets.
If you want to donate and help the battle against homelessness in the community during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the Alliance’s website.