By TEMPLE LI
When temperatures and wind chill dip below 15 degrees in Buffalo, New York, Code Blue kicks into effect. This is a collaborative effort where Buffalo’s homeless population are provide the necessities for survival in such climate. No, they are not given a sleigh ride, skis or ice skates.
Instead, they are provided the essentials:
A warm meal.
Code Blue is funded by the City of Buffalo and National Fuel. A group of other agencies governed by the Western New York Coalition for the Homeless also support the project, as well as volunteer members of the community. Code Blue’s services are available to any persons living on the streets or who otherwise need shelter.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and WNYCFTH held a press conference, announcing new Code Blue efforts for the 2016-2017 season. Code Blue shelters will be housed at the following Buffalo locations:
The Matt Urban Hope Center, 385 Paderewski Drive;
St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, 325 Walden Avenue; and
Harbor House, 241 Genesee Street.
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