How to help the homeless during the polar vortex

BY Colleen Shalby  January 7, 2014 at 2:05 PM EST

The arctic cold — known as the “polar vortex” — affects millions from the Midwest, along the East Coast and into the Deep South. If the chilling air has invaded your city, you have been most likely warned to arm yourself with gloves and hats and stay bundled indoors.

Unfortunately, there are some without proper shelter or resources to stay warm. Here’s how you can help your homeless neighbors.
Contact a shelter to alert them about someone in need



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Let us know in the comments below what your community is doing to protect the homeless from the cold, and we’ll add it to the list.