While the midwestern United States has been dealing with bitter cold this winter, an even harsher and more dangerous stretch of cold is expected in the final days of January as the polar vortex plunges south. In North America, Arctic temperatures can be experienced from coast to coast and from northernmost Canada even to southern states. An estimated 75 percent of the U.S. population will experience below freezing temperatures this week.
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. Frostbite is also a real danger.
Citygate Network suggests the following ways you can offer practical help to people trying to survive without shelter during the bitter months of winter.