The U.S. and Canada have been dealing with bitter cold weather in recent days. It doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. The Arctic front currently affecting much of the United States and Canada has toppled numerous longstanding cold records, including some that date back more than 100 years.
Aside from feeling miserable, homeless folks are vulnerable to dangerous health concerns when temperatures outside turn frigid. Some even choose to move around at night and sleep during the day, so hypothermia can’t set in while they’re asleep. To gain a greater perspective on what our homeless neighbors may experience while exposed to the elements, this Wind Chill Temperature (WCT) index provided by The National Weather Service provides a useful graph and calculator to predict frostbite to the average 5-foot tall human face within 5-30 minutes of exposure.
Citygate Network suggests the following ways you can offer practical help to people trying to survive without shelter during the bitter months of winter.