Homeless shelters prep for severe weather

Homeless shelters try to get ready for severe weather

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Homeless shelters around Baton Rouge say they’re working hard to keep people safe and off the streets in case of severe weather Thursday.

The Salvation Army on Airline Highway says they have put out an extra 20 cots to help accommodate the number of people coming into the shelter.

Michael Acaldo, CEO for St. Vincent De Paul, says they are also preparing for inclement weather.

“Tomorrow, it’s going to be bad. Sometimes our homeless don’t know that this weather trend is coming. We need the whole community’s help in making outreach efforts,” said Acaldo.

Both organizations say they are always accepting donations of personal hygiene products.

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