Code Blue Issued for March 3-8; Volunteers Sought to Help

Due to extreme cold weather in the forecast for next week, the City of Lockport has issued a Code Blue for Sunday night, March 3, through Friday, March 8. The Code Blue Warming Shelter will be available overnight for city residents in need.

The warming shelter will be open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night. The shelter is located at the Salvation Army at 50 Cottage St. in Lockport, and any homeless person or individual without heat may spend the evening at the facility.

Doors to the shelter are locked at 10 p.m. each night, although police may escort individuals to the shelter until midnight. Light refreshments, cots and blankets are available at the shelter to ensure all individuals are comfortable and safe.

In addition, Lockport’s Code Blue program is looking for additional volunteers and resources. Through the program, the Code Blue Warming Shelter offers food and shelter overnight for anyone in need of a safe place to stay whenever the temperature dips below 15 degrees.

The Chapel currently coordinates volunteers, clearance and scheduling for Code Blue. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Code Blue program can visit The Chapel’s website at thechapel.com. If you cannot volunteer but would still like to help, donations of prepackaged food, beverages or gift cards would be appreciated.