Volunteers are needed at shelter
The Cold Weather Shelter, which is serving nearly twice as many homeless people this year than last winter, needs volunteers, officials said.
Terri Baker, a representative of REACH Inc., which runs the shelter, said the shelter especially needs volunteers to work from 11:45 p.m. to 7 a.m.
"We're having a hard time staffing the late shift," she said.
While a paid security guard mans the shelter, Baker said officials would like to have volunteers there, as well.
Baker said the shelter has served an average of 18 people per night this year, up from 12 last year. As word of the shelter has spread, Baker said the number of guests has risen to about 25 or 26 in recent weeks.