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Homeless Take Advantage of Code Blue
ALBANY -- Hundreds of the city's homeless are seeking shelter from the cold.
Cold Blue has been in effect for Albany since November 15th and can be used through March 15th.
The Cold Blue program is called when the temperature is ten degrees or less including wind chill.
During Cold Blue, shelters like the Capital City Rescue Mission accept those in need of emergency shelter from the cold.
The CDTA and Advantage Transit Group is offering free bus rides and other assistance.
Over the past three years, the Code Blue initiative has housed a maximum of 589 people.
Donations are needed, especially winter gear and monetary donations.
Donations can be specified for the Code Blue program and sent to: Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl St. Albany, NY 12203.
For immediate assistance call HATAS at 463-2124, ext. 4 and leave a message.